A charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for development.

It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. More importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of the plan.

The Scottish Government for the fourth year of the charrette mainstreaming programme, will provide grant funding. The charrette projects will be managed by the project sponsors.
There are two separate charrette programmes:

Charrettes sponsored by planning authorities in support of Local Development Plans
Charrettes in support of the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Action Plan which can be sponsored by any organisation interested in the regeneration of a particular town centre.

Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns