Place Planning Information:

Stranraer Development Trust is working in partnership with local stakeholders to develop and deliver the Place Plan Strategy for Stranraer.

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Creating Stranraer

A Place Plan
A place Plancaptures 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.

Borderlands Funding
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.

Unlocking potential
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.

To learn more watch the promotional video we created.:


The Place Plan Presentation to the Scottish Borders Council:


Art and Engagement Officer


Janet Jones is enthusiastic and passionate about art and its power to heal, inspire and grow a community.

As an author of happiness, a speaker/trainer and photographer, Janet is well suited to lead this role.

To reach Janet click the button: Creative Stranraer

Be sure to join her meetings, ‘have your say’ and be part of the exciting future being developed for your town, Stranraer.

Register online at: Or scan here :

This helps me know how many cups of tea to make but you can just show up.