Place Standard launch and Queensferry Placemaking
On 10 December we attended the launch of the Place Standard. The Place Standard has been developed by the Scottish Government, A&DS and NHS Scotland. The launch was attended by a range of professionals and community representatives from across Scotland. Speakers included Alex Neil, the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioner’s Rights, Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health and our very own David Leslie, Senior Manager, Planning and Transport.
We’ve been using the Place Standard for the Queensferry Placemaking exercise and this project was mentioned a number of times at the launch as an example of how to link the community view with the planning process. The Queensferry and District Community Council (QDCC) commented on the process saying,
“QDCC were delighted to be involved in trialling the Place Standard as we now have a ‘shared vision’ for the Town. QDCC is grateful to all of the Council’s Planning team who supported and helped to organise the Placemaking Workshops and to the residents who participated.”
Queensferry Placemaking update
Since the last Placemaking exercise on the 27 October we’ve been making progress by:
- Collating all the information from the events – summary results and compass diagrams;
- Meeting with the Community Council and Queensferry Ambition to discuss the outcomes of the events; and
- Holding a focus group with other Council services to find out more about the work they are doing in Queensferry and how the outcomes of the Place Standard exercise can be put in to action.
We’ll be continuing to work with other Council services to develop the details and we are planning an additional Place Standard exercise with local businesses for 12 January 2016.
In the New Year we also intend to hold further focus groups with the community and developers. We’ll keep you posted as this progresses.