The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. It allows you to think about the physical elements of a place (for example its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (for example whether people feel they have a say in decision making).
The tool provides prompts for discussions, allowing you to consider all the elements of a place in a methodical way. The tool pinpoints the assets of a place as well as areas where a place could improve.
This is an older publication and has to be read both in the light of the ever-changing green industry and that it has a UK-wide focus, it is still a really useful guide with logical and comprehensive consideration of aspects of renewable design.
Produced by the Development Trusts AssociationThe Green Asset Guide
These two documents are useful to dip into for project development. The Big Lottery: Sustainable Development, although an older publication gives good information and many case studies from Scotland. Heritage Lottery: Environmental Sustainability Guidance, although produced for applicants to that fund has a wealth of information on sustainability issues and aSustainable Development: an introduction (Big Lottery Fund)
The Guide For Landowners (updated 2018) has been produced by the Community Land Advisory Service in Scotland and provides free, comprehensive information and advice to help landowners play their part in the surge in community gardening and food growing across Scotland.SF&G CLAS Landowners Guide 09.18.pdf
This good practice note is about how to tackle a Feasibility Study and is for the information of both community groups, acting as client, and their consultants.Feasibility Studies: A Guide to Good Practice (RIAS)
A practical guide to better engagement in planning in Scotland.Speed-2018.pdf
A sample site options appraisal for the development of community growing spacesExample Site Options Appraisal: Community Growing Spaces (COSS)
Lochend and Restalrig Community set out to identify sites which would be suitable for the development of a community growing project.Scottish Planning = Effective Engagement and Delivery - Practical Guide to Engagement in Planning.pdf
It is recommended that those buying any property have the title examined by a qualified legal professional. This document is a non-exhaustive list of some of the things they should look into on your behalf. As the client you should be aware of them, ensure they have been checked over and take into account any implications of the findings.Property Title Checklist for Community Organisations