The Locality Improvement Plans (LIPs) were considered by the Council’s Culture and Communities Committee on 12 September 2017. The Committee decided to defer the item until its next meeting on 14 November 2017.
This action has been taken to enable the Council to develop and align governance arrangements for the introduction of Locality Committees alongside the LIPs and the wider community planning partnership going forward. An options paper is currently with the Council Leader for discussion.
A report will be presented at the Edinburgh Partnership to defer consideration and endorsement of the LIPs to its next meeting on the 7 December 2017. This will allow time for the Council to align the plans within the proposed governance and scrutiny arrangements currently under consideration.
Partners are encouraged to continue with their own sign off arrangements recognising that final conclusion will be at that meeting.
This means that final sign-off will not be concluded in time to meet the Scottish Government deadline of 1 October 2017.
The Council and its partners have demonstrated that substantial work has been undertaken through engagement at both a locality and small area level. Scottish Government will be provided with an update on the process to date and the next steps being taken by the Community Planning Partnership (CPP).