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The Orkney Community Planning Partnership is undergoing a major restructuring. Some of the information on this site is therefore out of date.  We hope to have the site up-to-date by early 2016. 

A new plan is now available.  It was amended following suggestions made in the public consultation held over the summer of 2015. 

We have also produced an Orkney Community Planning update.

Community Planning in Orkney

Welcome to our website.  Here you will find information about community planning in Orkney.  We welcome your views on any community planning issue. 

Community planning is about public service providers working together, and with communities to improve the quality of people’s lives.

Since 2013, our Community Plan has shared a vision with Orkney's Local Development Plan:

"By 2030, Orkney will be a first choice location for people to live and work. Orkney will have nationally significant training and investment opportunities. Orkney will attract visitors from around the world to admire its natural environment, heritage and cutting edge business and industrial facilities. Above all, Orkney will be the place to enjoy an exceptional quality of life, a fulfilling career and a sustainable lifestyle."

Already our vision has moved closer to fruition.  However, we want everybody in Orkney to have an equal opportunity to share in its success, and we will stay focused on our vision until this has been achieved, in accordance with our shared mission:

Working together for a better Orkney

In 2015 the Orkney Community Planning Partnership made the decision to concentrate on the areas most in need of intervention.  Three priorities for action were selected.  These address challenges which no single agency can solve on its own.  You can find out more about this in our new plan
 
The Partnership Board members are:
 
orkney partnership board members: orkney islands council, nhs orkney, highlands and islands enterprise, police scotland, scottish fire and rescue service, scottish natural heritage, sportscotland, scottish environmental protection agency, historic environment scotland, integrated joint board for health and care, uhi orkney college, highlands and islands transport partnership, skills development scotland, visit scotland, voluntary action orkney, improvement service, orkney housing association