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Street Design in Scotland

We work in partnership with local authorities and communities to develop ideas that will improve neighbourhoods and urban areas. We take the time to understand the context and aspirations of the people we are working with through structured programmes of community engagement activities and formal consultations. 

We help to encourage people to be more active by creating better quality spaces to live and travel through. By involving local residents and groups from the start, we create stronger communities and project designs and outputs which focus on the needs of the community.

How our Street Design team can help you

We offer a range of services and expertise to partners including:

  • Site analysis and stakeholder mapping

  • Structured programme of engagement

  • Detailed pre works monitoring 

  • Site specific Concept Designs

  • Site specific proposals for engagement with workplaces, communities, schools and other stakeholder groups

  • Detailed platform for engagement

Street Design Application Process 2017/2018

To help organisations access Street Design as a resource, we are setting up a formal application process. Interested organisations will be able to submit a proposal for a Street Design project in their area via our online grant application portal. 

Date Milestone
November 2017 Release of Street Design criteria
22 January 2018 Online application opens
2 March 2018 Street Design applications close
 March 2018 Street Design application review
April 2018 Successful applicants notified

Our work so far

Communities are usually disparaging of consultation, thinking it is informing not consulting. With this project I think they could see it was a true consultation and we were working with them (the residents) to jointly develop the project.

- Fife Council, Katrine Crescent Street Design Project

The initial five Street Design projects have centered on the redesign of residential areas in Moray, Fife and Dumfries and Galloway.

We have also been working in busier urban areas with completed works in The Cowgate, Kirkintilloch and Stirling Road, Dunblane. These projects have been developed in partnership with the respective local authorities, community groups and stakeholders.

Concept designs for improvements in Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire and Balloch, West Dunbartonshire have also taken place throughout 2016 and 2017. Both of these projects are being developed further by the respective local authorities, with detailed designs expected in 2018.

Street design is funded by Transport Scotland, with match funding for delivery provided by Scottish Local Authorities and partner organisations.

Contact us to find out how we can work with you and your local community.