Housing & Development
Raploch Urban Regeneration Company (Raploch URC) was set up in 2006 as a Scottish Government pilot project alongside others across Scotland. Other partners involved at the time were Stirling Council and Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley.
At this time, Urban Regeneration Companies across Scotland were largely focussing on physical regeneration.
The original business case of Raploch URC was predicated on the ability of the Company to develop its land assets using these and its initial capital funded (provided by Scottish Government) to deliver a transformed housing stock against an agreed Raploch Masterplan – see ‘The Masterplan’ for more information.
The recession proved challenging for the Company with some outlined developments taking longer to achieve than first anticipated.
In 2012, Scottish Government produced “Achieving a Sustainable Future: Regeneration Strategy” which set out a more holistic approach to tackling regeneration outlining 3 key strands – physical regeneration, social regeneration and economic regeneration.
Raploch URC reviewed the areas of regeneration it should focus on and why including the geographical reach of the services it provided through the Community Enterprise.
The outcome of this exercise has led to the following commitment and refreshed Business Case approved by the Raploch URC Board in 2015:
- To focus on the development of education, skills and training as its primary objective, delivered through the Stirling Community Enterprise to people across the Stirling Council area.
- To continue physical infrastructure development within Raploch as a secondary and supporting objective.