Our Strategic Plan 2024-27

How our Executive will work and our core aims

How we work

As an Executive, we commit that we will:

  • Proactively engage with, listen to, and communicate with our residents, communities, and businesses so they shape and inform everything we do.
  • Acknowledge the enormous responsibility of spending public money and endeavour to use data to evidence all major decisions.
  • Always consider the best interests of residents.
  • Work with external bodies to create valuable partnerships.
  • Promote community engagement to gather input and feedback from residents, community groups, and businesses.
  • Create policies and initiatives that reflect the diverse needs and aspirations of our communities.
  • Promote joint working across the Council to ensure departments work together to achieve key aims.
  • Not shy away from making difficult decisions in the public interest.

Our core aims

We will:

  1. Get the right homes in the right places and ensure housing growth and infrastructure are carefully considered.
  2. Be ambitious in our plans towards improving and maintaining the roads and travel network.
  3. Ensure that environmental, sustainability and climate resilience impact will be at the heart of all Council decision-making.
  4. Create opportunities for all children and young people to reach their full potential.
  5. Enable people to live active, healthy, and independent lives.
  6. Enable the right care, at the right time, in the right place for those in need of support.
  7. Provide the environment for economic prosperity in which existing businesses can grow and new ones will move to the area.

You can read more about how we will deliver theses core aims in the Strategic Plan document.