The Your Town Audit toolkit, which works alongside the Understanding Scottish Places town data platform, has been featured in RTPI Scotland’s Planner Magazine. 

Co-authored by Mhairi Donaghy (EKOS), Phil Prentice (STP) and Liam Turbett (EKOS), the article explores the uses of the YTA, which is described as “a unique toolkit that provides a consistent approach for understanding towns… allowing for in depth analysis of the town’s retail, culture and service offering”.

It is also reported that the YTA has been used to support locality plans and community charrettes and has also informed Regeneration Frameworks and Local Development Plans. Each audit involves production of an overview report, outlining key insights and issues, as well as two spreadsheet workbooks – one with socioeconomic KPI data, the other with details of every unit and physical asset.

The concise article can be read in RTPI’s Planner Magazine here (page 9).

For more information about USP YTA’s and how this could be applied to your town, please visit the Scotland’s Towns Partnership website, or Understanding Scottish Places.

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