Residents at the heart of new Corporate Plan

A key document which sets a new vision and priorities for the district council over the next four years has been given the thumbs up by councillors

The Corporate Plan 2020-24 was considered at the Full Council meeting on Tuesday (25 February). The plan forms part of a wider framework which directs how the authority will allocate its resources, and was approved alongside the council's budget for 2020/21.

It includes a new vision for the council of 'Making Uttlesford the best place to live, work and play' alongside four themes that embrace the authority's aspirations. These commit the council to put residents first, be an active place-maker for towns and villages, be a progressive custodian of the rural environment (including taking action on climate change), and to champion the district.

More of the detailed work within the corporate plan, including some of the key actions and projects that the council will focus on, will be developed in a new delivery plan for 2020/21. The delivery plan will be available next month.

Cllr John Lodge, Leader of the Council, said: "We have listened to residents and put them at the heart of this new corporate plan. It is important we build trust and confidence in the council and this plan sets out our commitment to delivering excellent value services with good governance and increased transparency.

"We've also put a strong emphasis on the climate change agenda. This is a rapidly changing and vitally important area of work for the council going forward."

Read more about the Corporate Plan 2020-24.

27 February 2020