OUR PLACE PLAN
A Place Plan captures the hopes and dreams of local people for their town. Stranraer’s Place Plan has been been made by, for and with local people to set priorities for change. Our community-led Plan, with strong ideas, partnership working and the support of local people, should help unlock funding to invest in the town’s future.
Stranraer was invited to present a Place Plan to Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal Fund by Dumfries & Galloway Council. Borderlands has just under £15 million to be shared among 5 towns: Gretna, Stranraer, Wigtown, Whithorn and Kirkconnel/Kellaholm. This was the catalyst for Place Planning.
The Place Plan and any Borderlands Funding we attract should help lever other funding too. We will use the Place Plan to unlock funding promised by Scottish Government when the ferries left.
Local Place Plans
Now that we have a Place Plan, we have submitted it to Dumfries & Galloway Council so it can be registered as a Local Development Plan and be taken into consideration when the Council is looking at development proposals for the next decade.
IN A GOOD PLACE
- Scotland’s only native oyster bed at Loch Ryan.
- Scotland’s Oyster Festival and Shucking Championships.
- Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway.
- 93 miles of coast for swimming, surfing, fishing, sailing.
- Golf courses, country estates, a Royal Botanic Garden.
- Birdlife, sealife, wildlife, flora and fauna.
- The Southern Upland way and coastal paths.
- 6 Rhins Lighthouses, brochs, castles, standing stones.
And there’s more in the pipeline… The George Hotel revamp… a new Watersports Centre… the marina expansion. Find out more in Projects.
One vision, one plan