Programmes to develop and regenerate the local economy and community, with key objectives being to create employment opportunities and secure external funding for the benefit of the area. Active promotion of the area, offering business development and support, and attempting to remove barriers to investment.
The aim of the Regeneration and Europe Team is to support, develop and deliver economic regeneration across the Dumfries and Galloway region in partnership with both internal and external colleagues.
The team is not resourced to enable it to devolve officers on a wholly geographical basis. However Regeneration Officers do have geographical area responsibility in order to support decentralised services where possible and to reflect and support the Council's wider community planning agenda.
The Economic Regeneration Joint Operational Plan 2006-09
- outlines the current service delivery arrangements
- explains the operational context
- presents the Operational aims
- identifies the key challenges and opportunities we face
- provides a basis for developing a performance framework
- maximises effective and efficient service provision and the achievement of strategic objectives.
What we do
The Strategic Aim of the Regeneration and Europe Team is 'To support, develop and deliver sustainable economic regeneration across the region in partnership with internal and external colleagues'
Our key outputs and outcomes are:
- Working in partnership to support, develop and deliver economic regeneration within the 4 community areas
- Working in partnership to support, develop and deliver targeted economic regeneration initiatives in the priority areas of Upper Nithsdale, North West Dumfries and Wigtownshire
- Playing a leading role in the delivery of the key strategic regeneration projects in Dumfries Town Centre, the Stranraer Waterfront and Chapelcross.
- Supporting and developing regeneration projects under the South of Scotland European Objective 2 and 3 programmes.
- Advocating on behalf of the region on a regional, South of Scotland, national and European level in order to influence the development of policy affecting or impacting on the Region
- Community Area regeneration strategies developed and implemented for the 4 community areas of Dumfries and Galloway
- Targeted regeneration strategies produced and implemented for the priority areas of Upper Nithsdale, North West Dumfries and Wigtownshire leading to more effective delivery of regeneration in those areas
- Funding from the South of Scotland Objective 2 and 3 Programmes and other funding sources maximised
- The Community Regeneration Fund extended for a further 3 years
- The partnership approach to service delivery leads to a more effective delivery of economic regeneration across the region