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By Christie Breen
Dumfries and West
Thumbs up for town’s place plan

STRANRAER’S official Place Plan has been finalised and endorsed by council officials this week.

The Place Plan was created by Stranraer’s Town Team made up of representatives from the private sector, third sector, education, health care, plus youth and community councils.

Representatives from Dumfries and Galloway Council, South of Scotland Enterprise and NHS Dumfries and Galloway worked closely with the team at all stages of the plan’s preparation.

It was endorsed by councillors during Tuesday’s meeting of the economy and resources committee.

The Place Plan identifies issues and opportunities for the town, sets out a place-based framework for addressing these and highlights six priority projects that could benefit from funding support from the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal. The plan will now be presented to the Borderlands Place Programme Board for consideration later this month.

Committee chair Councillor Ian Carruthers said: “This Stranraer Plan, and the Place Plans for the other four areas, gives locals a real opportunity to have a say and shape the towns they live in, so that community need is met, and funding and provision is targeted to where it is required.

“The next steps will be to recommend the Place Plan to the Borderlands Place Programme Board and the Borderlands Partnership as the basis on which to prepare a Borderlands Town Investment Plan.”

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