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This case study explains how Fife Council incentivised development by reducing the need to provide developer contributions in their town centres. This proactive planning approach has led to prominent sites being reused,  supported town centre living and helped to revitalise the town centres.

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This case study shares how Fife Council took proactive action to address the condition of deteriorating buildings town centre buildings to support attractive vibrant town centres.

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This case study provides ideas of how to celebrate a town's distinctiveness, and emphasises the importance of coming up with fresh ideas to continue to attract people into the centre.

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The Connecting MSPs to Scotland’s Towns Campaign took place during recess this year to encourage MSPs to go into their town centre for the day and to raise the profile of our towns, to MSPs.  Thank you to those who shared their town centre visit with us and thank you for supporting Scotland’s towns.

 

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Access the Auchterarder Charrette Report here.

For more information about Charrettes, contact PAS (formerly, Planning Aid Scotland) pas.org.uk

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STP Chief Officer Phil Prentice and Kristen Anderson, Scottish Government presentation for the Development Plan Forum Workshop on Town Centre First

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With online shopping fast becoming one of our favourite ways to shop. Some studies have predicted disaster on the high streets, with many local businesses expected to suffer, as more customers choose to buy online from big name brands.

But one website has found a way to use the internet revolution to boost independent retailers in Edinburgh. By providing gift vouchers for a network of local retailers, beating back the high street giants and making room in the market for unique local businesses.

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You can find presentations for the Town Centre Partnership Models and Governance Event STP held in Edinburgh and Dundee.

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PAS works at grass-roots level with local communities, community groups, other local stakeholders, young people and seldom heard groups to achieve participative placemaking - helping communities to reach a shared vision for local areas in terms of land use, community assets and improved service delivery.

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Understanding Scottish Places is a website to help towns practitioners and communities better understand the function of the towns they live and work in.  The platform primarily functions as a diagnostic tool, and beyond that offers the opportunity to compare and contrast data about places across the country.

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