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Local Outcomes Improvement Plan

West Lothian's Local Outcomes Improvement Plan sets out how the Community Planning Partnership will deliver improved outcomes for its communities.

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Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (LOIP)

Local Outcomes Improvement Plans are the mechanism by which Community Planning Partnerships deliver improved outcomes for their communities. They are based on a clear understanding of local needs and reflect agreed local priorities, as well as the National Performance Framework developed by the Scottish Government. 

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 has given CPP's a clear statutory purpose focused on improving outcomes, reducing inequalities and community participation.  The Act requires the Community Planning Partnership to produce two types of plan which describe our local priorities and how we plan to improve on these; A Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (LOIP) and Locality Plans. In May 2016, the CPP Board agreed that what was the Single Outcome Agreement largely met the requirements of a local outcomes improvement plan (LOIP) set out in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, and formally adopted this as the LOIP.

A ten year Local Outcomes Improvement Plan [4MB] has been developed for 2013-2023. 'Achieving Positive Outcomes' is West Lothian's LOIP and sets out West Lothian Community Planning Partnership's long term vision for West Lothian. It sets out the local outcomes the CPP will prioritise and how the CPP will deliver on these. The CPP began the process of reviewing the LOIP in 2019 to ensure that this focused on a smaller number of priority issues that require partnership action and where the CPP can have the biggest impact. A draft new LOIP was developed following a period of consultation with partners and communities and this was discussed at the CPP Board in March 2020. The review process is now on hold as the CPP considers the impact that COVID-19 has had on our communities and on the CPP's priorities.

The Anti-Poverty Strategy [2MB] is key to the delivery of the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan. This is West Lothian Community Planning Partnership's plan of how we intend to tackle poverty in West Lothian. This strategy has an overall purpose to help minimise the impact of poverty on the people of West Lothian. Its object is to ensure that people are equipped to cope with the challenges they currently face; those of the current, deep, economic recession and the welfare reforms.

An Annual Report [417KB]  has been developed which outlines the Partnerships progress on delivering the LOIP over the last year.   

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The WLCPP has undertaken a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening review of the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan to review whether it will result in significant environmental impacts. The WLCPP has consulted with Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Historic Scotland and has concluded that significant environmental effects are not likely and so an SEA is not required. An SOA Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [73KB] has been made to this effect, along with the Statement of Reasons [77KB] behind this.