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Simplified Planning Zones (SPZs) are areas in which planning permission is given in advance for certain types of development.

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The Community Empowerment Bill is due to receive Royal Assent in May or June 2015, this will allow the pilot projects with interested local authorities to proceed with the testing of town centre investment zones.

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A call to central government, local authorities, communities and our institutions to 'put the health of town centres at the heart of decision-making processes

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This briefing is intended for those working in policy, planning and practice. It forms part of NHS Health Scotland’s Delivery Plan.

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The Towns Library is the go-to place for essential towns reading.  Click through to explore headline titles from supporting organisations.

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After 14 years as a regional manager in fashion retail, a tongue-in-cheek comment prompted Maureen Jarvis to give it all up, for flowers.

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One year on, and with support from Business Gateway, Antoine Jewellery is racing along with clients from across Ayrshire snapping up the designer’s stunning range of rings, earrings and necklaces.

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Today Kirkcudbright is known as the Artists’ Town and has at least six galleries.

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St Andrews is known worldwide as the Home of Golf mainly because of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754 which exercises legislative authority over the game worldwide.

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West Kilbride is now known for being Scotland’s only designated craft town and samples the wealth of craft and design talent from Scotland and the UK.

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Castle Douglas is an 18th century market town that has been designated as a Food Town with lots of local produce.

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Wigtown is well known for being "Scotland's National Book Town" and home of the annual Wigtown Book Festival.

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The Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (the local authority for the Western Isles) aimed to restore key buildings and revitalise an outstanding conservation area in the heart of Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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A community project bringing together determined residents to purchase their town hall is the latest Growing Community Assets winner. South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT) receives £1 million to take ownership of, renovate and redevelop the existing town hall.

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Community groups across Scotland are celebrating over £10 million in grants from our Community Spaces programme.

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