Consultation Response: Effective Community Engagement in Local Development Planning Guidance

Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response to the Scottish Government consultation Effective community engagement in local development planning guidance.  Amongst points raised, we said:

Bòrd na Gàidhlig are responding to this consultation because we wish to see sufficient and appropriate recognition of the Gaelic language within the Community Engagement in Local Development Planning Guidance.

We welcome the ICIA’s statement “that ‘Planning Advice Note 3/2010: Community Engagement’ is already in place and includes guidance relating to the needs of minority groups and provision of information in alternative languages which could include Gaelic”.

We also welcome that “The ECEG does not prescribe the use of specific engagement techniques, leaving this to local circumstances”, Further, that “It also leaves open the use of languages such as Gaelic / Scots and community languages as would fit local circumstances”.

The full response can be read here.