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How to Engage

It was important to ensure that community views helped shape future plans for Ladyfield.

Engagement with the local community and key stakeholders was critically important to the success of delivering a strategy that is ambitious and exciting. For the masterplan to be truly sustainable and beneficial it was vital that everyone in Ladyfield – and the surrounding areas – was given the opportunity to be involved in discussions and the design journey in some way.

Our strategy for engagement utilised a series of workshops and community events, hosted at The Crichton Trust and provided opportunities to listen, co-design and present ideas in a collaborative and open environment.

This ensured that local knowledge and experience was embedded into the creation of a distinct exemplar masterplan that will enhance conditions within The Crichton Quarter for living, working, studying and recreation.

The Project Team would like to thank everyone who engaged in the events and public/stakeholder engagement process.


February 2023The Ladyfield Masterplan was submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council with a request that it is considered for adoption as planning guidance for the Ladyfield site.

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This project is supported by The UK Community Renewal Fund. The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.   For more information, visit

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