Community consultation took place throughout March & April 2013 in
Aberfoyle, Arrochar & Tarbet, Drymen & Balmaha and Tyndrum to find out
how people think their community could be improved and develop a shared vision
for its future. A new pilot scheme, known as a charrette and funded by the
Scottish Government, has brought together residents
with design consultants to talk about the future of each village,
everything from employment to housing, attracting tourism businesses and public
Building on work already carried out by communities, the aim is to create a masterplan that will help guide local development in that area.
Two rounds of workshops were held – the first was a
fact finding session and the second allowed discussion and input on some
initial draft ideas developed by the design team. See the blog for
more information (www.yourcommunityyoursay.com)
and leave a comment of your own!
A very well attended stakeholder event was held on 15 March, during which partner agency representatives discussed issues and options for the areas moving forward.
A full set of all the design team exhibition material, including their draft proposals and ideas, can be viewed and downloaded below:
Feedback Workshop Exhibition Sheets: Part 1 / Part 2
The Final event was run as a public display of the Design Team’s results and included the opportunity for informal discussion between the community and members of both the Design Team and the National Park Authority. The Design Team’s results included the follow up of discussions with agencies, landowners and other relevant interests to ensure that the options presented are realistic and viable as far as can be established. The design team are now writing a final report which will be issued to the National Park Authority at the end of May 2013. Once the report is finalised it will be displayed on this page. You can still see the blog for more information (www.yourcommunityyoursay.com).
You can now view the information the Design Team presented at these events, simply click on the relevant settlement/community below:
If you attended the charrette and would like to leave a comment on how you found the engagement process, please fill out our online questionnaire.