Understanding Welsh Towns tool to be developed

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This week, the Carnegie UK Trust and the Welsh Government committed to funding a New Data Tool to Improve Future of Welsh Towns, which will improve the understanding of and evidence base about Welsh Towns.

CLES has been integral to the development of the Understanding Scottish Places tool which explores the independence, dependence and inter-dependence of 479 Scottish towns, and ultimately helps people to better understand and compare the places where they work and live.

Scottish Government Minister for Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart, welcomed the news and said the Understanding Scottish Places tool “has been used widely to help communities build evidence based ideas for the future. Its valuable role in planning was recognised last month through the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning award for North Ayrshire Council’s comprehensive use of USP.”

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