Your Neighbourhood, Your City, Your Plans: What matters to you?

Closed 6 Nov 2023

Opened 6 Oct 2023


Do you care about Aberdeen and your neighbourhood? Community Planning Aberdeen want to hear from you.

Community Planning Aberdeen is the name for your local partnership of public, private and third sector organisations and communities all working together to improve people’s lives across Aberdeen City. With our Locality Empowerment Groups and Priority Neighbourhood Partnerships we are refreshing the City’s Local Outcome Improvement Plan and the Locality Plans for North, South and Central.

We would like all residents to participate in a short exercise to discover what is good about Aberdeen and your neighbourhood, and your ideas for how we could make it better together.  Sharing your views will help guide the refreshing of the priorities within our City Wide Local Outcome Improvement Plan and the three Locality Plans.

How to use the tool - Record a score for each theme:

Based on the Place Standard tool, the exercise looks at 14 themes. The themes cover a broad range of both physical (such as streets and spaces) and social (such as feeling safe) characteristics that make up a good place. You are asked to record a score (1 to 7) for each theme (here 1 means there is a lot of room for improvement and 7 means there is very little improvement needed). 

For each theme you are also asked to share your view on:

  • The top three things that are good now?
  • The top three things could make it better in the future?

When looking at the themes:

  • Think about your City or neighbourhood now and in the future – what can we change together?
  • Think about the different contexts, for example time of day, day of the week, seasons or weather conditions.
  • Think about your City or neighbourhood from your own perspective but also from the point of view of others that may be different to you, for example people that are vulnerable, disabled/non disabled, older/ younger.
  • Your place may be the neighbourhood where you live or it may be the city as a whole. 

If you (or anyone you know) require a paper copy of the engagement, please visit any city library where a paper version can be provided to you or attend one of our Locality Events where copies will also be available. A copy of the engagement is available to download at LOIP Refresh - Community Planning Aberdeen along with information on accessibilityThe engagement can be translated by right clicking and selecting translate option. Completed engagements can be handed in to any city library or emailed to

What happens next

Your response will help guide the work of Community Planning Aberdeen and our Locality Empowerment Groups and Priority Neighbourhood Partnerships in refreshing the priorities within the City's Local Outcome Improvement Plan and in the Locality Plans for North, South and Central Aberdeen.

The results of the engagement exercise will be published in November/December 2023 and considered by Community Planning Aberdeen and our Locality Empowerment Groups and Priority Neighbourhood Partnerships in developing the refreshed Plans. The draft refreshed Plans will be consulted on in early 2024, with the final Plans considered by the Community Planning Aberdeen Board in April 2024 for approval.

We encourage all Aberdeen residents to get involved in the next stage of the development of the refreshed Locality Plans which will be considered by the Locality Empowerment Groups and Priority Neighbourhood Partnerships. If you are interested in getting involved please select the option within the engagement tool.


  • Anyone from any background


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