Key strategies approved for consultation

At a recent meeting, Cabinet approved the Economic Development Strategy and the Environmental Sustainability Strategy for consultation with stakeholders.

A thriving economy and sustainable living are two of the Council’s three key priorities as set out in its Corporate Plan 2020-2024.

The Economic Development Strategy 2021-2025 sets out the approach to economic development and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic over the next four years, and aligns with the adopted Local Plan 2018 - 2033.

The strategy sets 10 objectives that will provide good quality employment space, upskill residents, promote major development sites and encourage cleaner, greener growth.

Through its Environmental Sustainability Strategy, the Council is committed to protecting the Borough's natural environment and safeguarding this for future generations.

There are 10 key objectives of the strategy, which include reducing the Council's carbon footprint, taking action to improve air quality and embarking on an extensive tree planting programme.

Both strategies will be considered for approval by a meeting of the full Council later this year, subject to any changes as a result of the stakeholder consultation.

Chief Executive, Jeff Stack, said:

The strategies are a clear demonstration of the Council’s commitment to these important issues and they set out ambitious programmes to deliver future prosperity for the people of the Borough whilst at the same time safeguarding and enhancing the environment.

View the draft Economic Development Strategy and action plan 2021-2025.

View the draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy and action plan 2021-2025.

Published: March 31st 2021