Strategic objective - Safe and sustainable places for future generations
The second Perth and Kinross Local Development Plan was adopted in November 2019 after examination by Scottish Ministers, setting out a framework for growth up until 2029.
We prepared and approved 'Net Zero Perth and Kinross', an interim climate emergency report and action plan and have secured external funding to develop key clean growth projects: Low-Carbon Transport Hub and Perth Smart Energy Networks. Greenspace management and development plans have been completed for Kinnoull Hill and the Lade in Perth, and the Knock in Crieff through partnership working with the local communities and stakeholders. Implementation of these plans will be co-ordinated through a mix of Council and external funding and volunteer effort. We have also installed eight public electric vehicle charging points and three at Council depots for fleet vehicles.
We have acted to support communities in making Perth and Kinross a wonderful place to live. This year we secured the coveted Parks and Greenspaces Award for the Riverside Park Heather Collection in Perth and Bridge of Earn, entering the contest for the first time, was awarded Best Large Village in the UK and noted for the amazing work being done with young in the area. This success is a true exemplar of the Perth and Kinross Offer, with the Council and communities working in partnership to achieve locally noticeable excellence. Additionally, in partnership with Beautiful Perth we secured the prestigious 'Champion of Champions' crown for Perth in the national Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Awards, marking the city as the best in the UK.
Community Greenspace facilitated over 1,000 events on public greenspaces, a large number of which were free to, or provided for, children and four play areas, in Coupar Angus, Glenfarg, Longforgan and Powmill Park, were created or upgraded with an investment of £220,000.
We have a set of Key indicators - safe and sustainable places for future generations [628Kb] for each of our strategic objectives, detailing our performance over time and against targets along with contextual information.