Case Study: Place Standard in Planning – Settlement Scale

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Place Standard in Planning: Architecture and Design Scotland has developed a series of Case Studies to illustrate how the Place Standard tool has been used. The case studies also provide information about the perceptions of, and knowledge gained in using the tool.

Each case study demonstrates how the Place Standard has been used including spatial planning, community planning, design and development.

The practitioners and organisations featured explain their reasons for using the tool, the methods
they applied when doing so, their approach to empowering local communities and the impact that this has had. They also share their perceptions of the tool, the knowledge gained in using it, as well any valuable lessons learned and worth sharing with others.

Download this Case Study that shows the tool being put to use to inform a range of policies, frameworks and plans for improvement, development and regeneration at settlement scale. They demonstrate use of the tool in:

• A design charrette to identify opportunities for improvement in Kincardine, Fife

• A two-stage charrette to inform a new place plan for Kirkwall, Orkney

• An iterative series of community events to inform a settlement statement and establish a community brief for improvements in Portlethen, Aberdeenshire.

The separate focus piece highlights strategic work in North Ayrshire that started by addressing wider Locality areas and led to a focus on settlements such as Kilwinning and the Three Towns of Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston. 

• Mapping work and settlement plans co-designed with East Ayrshire communities.

The Place Standard Case Studies

This series of case studies from A&DS illustrates how the Place Standard tool has been used in a variety of ways.

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