Allotments: duty to prepare a food growing strategy - guidance for local authorities
Statutory guidance for local authorities to assist them in their duty to prepare a food growing strategy, as set out in part 9, section 119 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
Section 3 – The food-growing strategy template
15.1 The local authority's food-growing strategy should be delivered and reviewed through the local food-growing strategy template for the authority's area. Local authorities are required to review their strategy at least every five years.
15.2 A suggested template for the food-growing strategy is provided at Annex F. Local authorities are not bound to use the template but can use it as they see fit. The local authority's food-growing strategy template may include, but is not limited to, the points listed in the template provided at Annex F.
15.3 Where appropriate, the local food-growing strategy template should reflect upon identified and time-lined actions; any delivery partners; funding requirements; what other resources are required; and expected outputs and outcomes.
15.4 As set out in paragraph 9, it is essential that stakeholder participation, engagement and consultation is included and maintained throughout the process to develop an authority's food-growing strategy.
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