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Clackmannanshire's transformation programme Be the Future gathers pace

Published on:


June 2021

The Council’s Be the Future transformation programme is moving on to the next phase with the development of innovative “Transformation Zones” across Clackmannanshire.

Over the past two years, the Council has been working at pace on the strategic roadmap for the Be the Future programme and at a Council meeting next week, councillors will hear about the progress that has been made and what this means for Clackmannanshire and its communities. 

Councillors will hear that the first of the new Transformation Zones would be in Alloa and would encompass a number of place-based and innovation opportunities through:

  • the new Well-being Campus developments;
  • investment in the Council’s  Learning Estate;
  • the City Region Deal investments;
  •  on-going asset management including use of vacant and derelict land to benefit residents and communities and capitalising on the Council’s strategic partnerships.

The Transformation zone model would then move out from Alloa to other zones across Clackmannanshire and would be aligned to the investment in the Council’s Capital plan and wider budget strategy.

There would also be the opportunity to access additional investment from the Place-based Investment Programme, the UK Government’s Levelling-Up Fund and other major investment programmes.

Work is already underway with the Scottish Futures Trust to develop proposals which would lead to a "rapid scoping assessment" that would create a development framework for the transformation zones in consultation with our citizens, communities and businesses.

The outcomes from this scoping exercise will demonstrate the potential economic and social impact that approach could have and will provide an opportunity to model exactly what the Community Wealth Building opportunities could be.

This will also progress the Council’s delivery of an economic plan for the region that is under-pinned by the new economics of the well-being economy.

The Council’s aim is that this scoping exercise would be delivered quickly to enable it to make consideration of this in this financial year.

Council Leader, Cllr Ellen Forson, said :

"This is significant step forward in the Council’s transformation programme which brings together investment, the capital plan and our Be the Future projects and programmes, unlocking huge potential for the local area and I hope there will be unanimous support across the Council Chamber."

The full Be the Future paper is available on the Council’s website here.