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Author Archive | Nick Wright

Inspiring stories from Scotland’s Town Toolkit: Stromness

This, the last in a short series, was originally written for the Town Toolkit on behalf of Scotland’s Towns Partnership.  The Toolkit is full of real-life projects to learn from, including links to more information.  Check it out for other inspirational stories and a wealth of examples and resources for how to make your town the best it […]

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Inspiring stories from Scotland’s Town Toolkit: Paisley

This was originally written for the Town Toolkit on behalf of Scotland’s Towns Partnership.  The Toolkit is full of real-life projects to learn from, including links to more information.  Check it out for other inspirational stories and a wealth of examples and resources for how to make your town the best it can be. Read on to be inspired […]

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Inspiring stories from Scotland’s Towns Toolkit: Huntly

This was originally written for the Town Toolkit on behalf of Scotland’s Towns Partnership.  The Toolkit is full of real-life projects to learn from, including links to more information.  Check it out for other inspirational stories and a wealth of examples and resources for how to make your town the best it can be. Read on to be inspired […]

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Community led action planning in a pandemic

Despite a lifetime of travelling around the Highlands, I had never visited Foyers and the south side of Loch Ness. So, when the chance to facilitate this plan landed in my inbox in October 2020, I sensed an opportunity. Not simply to get to know somewhere new, but to do something that hadn’t been done […]

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20 minute neighbourhoods & Local Place Plans – new tools for a healthier, greener Scotland

This is an edited version of an article written for RTPI Scotland on 26 January 2021. Creating places for people, supporting communities to shape where they live, and planning for the green economy: aspirations of the Scottish Government, but also of planners. Turning these lofty aspirations into reality is what gets me, as a planner, […]

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making the most of digital engagement

There’s been a lot of talk about online engagement in planning since lockdown started in March, much of it focussing on the use of web platforms for public Pre-Application Consultation on planning applications and Local Development Plan consultations. The Scottish Government’s flexibility in allowing online consultation in these statutory contexts has been widely welcomed to […]

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