Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Strategy

January 8, 2015

The following tasks were required for delivery of the Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Strategy:

1. Collaboration with the LEADER LAG to develop and produce a draft Local Development Strategy and Business Plan 2014-2020 for Dumfries and Galloway based on the findings from the evaluation of LEADER 2008-2013 and the community/stakeholder engagement undertaken as part of this tender:

  • Draft Local Development Strategy for submission to Scottish Government – March 2014

  • Final Local Development Strategy and Business Plan for submission to Scottish Government – June 2014

2. Provision of a programme of facilitated community and stakeholder engagement activities to inform the preparation of the Development Strategy and Business Plan 2014-2020. The programme involved a number of engagement methods including:

  • workshops

  • focus groups

  • open events

  • targeted events

3.Engagement with a range of existing and prospective partners per discussion with the LAG:

  • Individuals

  • Communities – geographic and interest

  • Businesses

  • Strategic Partnership (CPP)

  • Public agencies

  • Third sector

4.  An assessment of the findings from the engagement activities:

  •  Identify themes/priorities

  • Identify the potential for joint working

  • Consider the scope for partners to deliver actions in the Development Strategy

  • Ensure alignment with the Single Outcome Agreement