Dilemmas of community planning: lessons from Scotland

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Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) are a central feature of a programme
of local government modernisation and public service reform in Scotland. CPPs
are intended to ensure that local authorities, other local public agencies, the
voluntary, community and private sectors develop a shared vision for their area
and work in partnership to implement this. CPPs therefore have much in
common with similar initiatives in other parts of the UK, such as communities
strategies, Local Strategic Partnerships, and proposals contained in the 2007
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill in England. This
article discusses how the development of CPPs relates to devolution in

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-390
Number of pages18
JournalPublic Policy and Administration
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • community planning
  • partnerships
  • devolution
  • local governance


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