John Gilbert Architects assisted Orkney Islands Council and PAS prepare a Place Plan for Kirkwall. The plan was generated through the Your Kirkwall community engagement initiative during 2017/18, which gave local people a platform to help shape how the town should develop in the future. This included two design workshops and extensive stakeholder engagement.
The document will be taken into consideration when developers are planning projects and the Council are making planning decisions. It will also help to guide Council and community planning partnership policies and activities on other key issues like transport, roads, housing, education, tourism and economic development.
Importantly, the plan also helps to support the community with projects they wish to take forward themselves too, for example ideas to improve a number of green spaces across the town for public enjoyment.