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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Locality plan

27.Under section 10 each community planning partnership must prepare and publish a locality plan for each locality that it has identified as experiencing significantly poorer outcomes. Subsection (2) also provides community planning partnerships with a power to prepare and publish local outcomes improvement plans for any other locality within its area. Under subsection (3)(a) locality plans must contain local outcomes to which priority is to be given with a view to improving the achievement of those outcomes. Subsection (4) requires the partnership to consult such community bodies and other persons as it considers appropriate when it prepares its locality plan. Subsection (5) provides that before it publishes its final plan the community planning partnership must take account of any representations it receives as a result of the consultations with community bodies and other persons carried out in accordance with subsection (4). The partnership must also take account of the needs and circumstances of persons in the locality.

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