Consultation and Survey Hub

Welcome to Citizen Space. This site will help you find and participate in consultations and surveys that interest you.

Recently updated consultations and surveys are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

Open Consultations
LDP2 - Main Issues Report
Carers: Living Well in the Scottish Borders 2019-22 Consultation
Consultation on Encouraging Housing Development in the Scottish Borders
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Closed Consultations
Local Biodiversity Action Plan
Proposed sale of Common Good land at South Common, Selkirk to Scottish Water
Taxi Fare Review 2018
Scottish Borders Household Survey
Local BSL Plans
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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 the local authority is required to consult with the local community when it is planning to dispose of common good property. The proposed sale of common good land at South Common Farm, Selkirk is to accommodate a new Clear Water Tank. We asked you for your comments on this disposal.

You Said

I would like to understand how the sale of this land is in the interest of the people of Selkirk. What benefits are to be gained by the sale? Rather than a sale is a long-term rental possible, thereby giving a steady income to the community each year?

We Did

The sale of land will allow the stability of drinking water supplies within the Selkirk Catchment. Whilst a lease was considered by all parties over the expected life of the Water Tank (approx. 100 years) the preferred option was a sale as this allows Selkirk Common Good to realise a capital sum now.  Receiving a capital sum provides flexibility for Selkirk Common Good to look at different options for the sum received. One option could be to invest the capital sum and receive income over the long term which could be equivalent to a rental income. By disposing of the asset, it is possible to include terms which provide the option for the land to be purchased back from the purchaser at the end of its life.

We Asked

For feedback on the proposed actions in the local British Sign Language (BSL) Plans (Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and Borders College).

The local BSL plans contibute to the National BSL Plan  which aims to make Scotland the best place in the world for (British Sign Language) BSL useres to live,learn, work and visit.

You Said

The actions proposed by the three local organisations (Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, Borders College) were right for the Scottish Borders.

We Did

Used the feedback to finalise the local BSL Plans.

We Asked

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires Licensing Boards to review their Licensing Policy Statement every five years. 

Scottish Borders Licensing Board asked for comments and suggestions it could consider for inclusion in its new Policy Statement for the period 2018 - 2023.

You Said

A total of 35 responses were received from people with an interest in alcohol licensing including the general public, licenceholders and local/national organisations.   

The Board considered all responses

We Did

The Board considered all responses received and at a meeting held on 26 October 2018 agreed the final version of its 2018 to 2023 Policy Statement. 

A link to the relevant report and Minute of the decision can be accessed here SBLB 26 October 2018

The Board is grateful to all those who took part in the consultation and the final version of the Policy Statement can be accessed here Policy Statement 2018 - 2023