Community planning

Community Planning brings together public, private and third sector in our area, working with each other and with local communities to deliver better services for the people of Dumfries and Galloway.

What is Community Planning?

Community Planning is at the centre of the agencies' work in making policy and delivering services. A Strategic Partnership oversees and champions the process. Different forums and partnerships support different themes, and Local Rural Partnerships form the direct link with communities.

A small number of working groups share an enthusiasm and commitment to making the area a better place to live. Dumfries and Galloway has a strong tradition of civic pride and active communities. All these factors help Community Planning to succeed here.

An important part of the process is listening to and communicating with local groups and individuals. Community Planning promotes engagement in decisions about services, to make sure they meet the needs of the area.

The Single Outcome Agreement (SOA)

  • The Dumfries and Galloway Strategic Partnership has agreed the region's new pdf icon Single Outcome Agreement 2013 - 2016 [308kb].
  • Each Community Planning Partnership in Scotland must have agreed a Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) with the Scottish Government.
  • The document sets out the outcomes (priorities) that the Council and partners will work together to deliver for local people.

Related Information

Contact Details


Planning and Performance Unit

Council Offices
English Street

Tel: 030 33 33 3000
Fax: 01387 260034

Related Documents

External Links

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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