Community Land Assets, Stakeholder Engagement and Planning – 29th March 2017, Glasgow

Community Land Assets, Stakeholder Engagement and Planning – 29th March, Saracen House, Glasgow

Community Land

The use of a nation’s land assets and the impact that this has on the health, prosperity, wellbeing, sustainability and living environment of that nation’s communities must be a key focus for any government as it is a key factor in any thriving nation. With this in mind it is important that all parties involved in community empowerment and land reform projects understand the cruicial role of planning, planners and continuity of stakeholder engagement. These organisations include Scottish Government agencies, NDGBs, local government, private companies, land owners, researchers, activists, local businesses and charities.

This event will examine the issues outlined above such as ongoing communication between stakeholders, engagement with the planning process, potential pitfalls and the long term benefits that these interactions can bring to projects and communities through. This will be achieved through expert analysis, evidence based case studies and interaction with experts.

This event represents an ideal opportunity for a variety of organisations involved in this sector to engage with their peers, policy makers, land managers and other key stakeholders.

A copy of the agenda for the event follows below and will be updated regularly, click on the session headings for more information. If you have any queries, please contact us via

9:20 Introduction from the chair – Diarmaid Lawlor, Architecture and Design Scotland


9:30 Session 1 – The importance of stakeholder engagement

Understanding the role of the planning process – Craig McLaren, RTPI Scotland

Challenges and opportunities in the urban environment – Margaret Fraser, ng homes

Making the most of rural land



10:35 Break


10:50 Session 2 – Case Studies and Workshops

Communities to create sustainable and sustainability funded places for communities – Willie Martin, The Land Trust

Engaging communities in the planning process – David McAllister, PAS

The role of planners in maintaining continuity


13:10 Closing remarks/recap from the chair


13:20 Networking lunch


14:30 Close

This is a Free Event but delegate numbers are limited. Please email to reserve your free delegate place or if you have any queries.