Raymond Young and Sebastian Tombs, Chair and Chief Executive of A&DS, have met with a number of senior officials of Stirling Council to discuss the future challenges and opportunities for the authority.
They met with Stirling’s Chief Executive, Keith Yates, Assistant Chief Executive, Rebecca Maxwell, and Head of Planning, Mick Stewart to look at the ‘big picture’ for the City over the coming century, and consider the significant challenges ahead.
Speaking after the meeting A&DS Chair Raymond Young said:
“Against the background of consistent growth and development over the past decade, Stirling is in confident mood, now branding itself as ‘Scotland’s heart’. We have been welcomed the opportunity to meet with the city’s officials and discuss the placemaking challenges and ambitions that Stirling faces in the years to come.”
At the meeting the officials and A&DS representatives shared observations on current trends, and in particular the critical leadership role of local government in placemaking in the future. An agreement was reached that A&DS would submit a proposal to the city to assist with its visioning process; in advance of addressing the key issues for the new local plan, which is due to go to the Council in the Spring.