Perth and Kinross Council approve local plan

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Perth and Kinross Council has formally given its backing to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) local plan for the area.

The plan, which was open for public consultation from June to September, was approved at a meeting of the authority’s Housing and Communities Committee on Wednesday, 1 November 2017.

Convener of the Perth and Kinross Council Housing and Communities Committee, Councillor Peter Barrett said: “The plan has been widely consulted on and sets out a clear direction for the SFRS in the Perth & Kinross area. The Committee is therefore confident that the people of Perth & Kinross will benefit from improved safety through the implementation of the plan.”

Local Senior Officer for Perth and Kinross, Colin Grieve said: “The Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Perth and Kinross sets out our priorities for addressing local needs and circumstances and I’m delighted that the Housing and Communities Committee have given it their full support.”

The importance of partnership working runs throughout the Perth and Kinross fire and rescue plan, with the sharing of information between agencies and targeting resources at areas of greatest need being the key principles that will contribute to improving the overall safety and wellbeing of our communities in Perth and Kinross.

In emphasising the importance of partnership working LSO Grieve added: “The SFRS does not operate in isolation and the plan supports the crucial role of community planning in helping to deliver the ambitions of the Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership through its Community Plan.”

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