Council outlines plans for the future
Vale of White Horse District Council has launched its brand-new corporate plan outlining how it will serve its communities over the next few years. The plan includes what the council’s priorities should be while supporting the district through COVID-19, the recovery, and beyond.
The plan highlights priorities including economic recovery, housing and the Climate Emergency. The plan is available here. (insert link)
The council approved the content for its Corporate Plan at a Full Council meeting on 22 October.
The themes in the plan were developed following a record-breaking public engagement exercise where councillors asked residents which priorities were most important to them.
Following many hundreds of responses, the most the council has ever had to a Corporate Plan engagement, the priorities highlighted are based around six key themes:
- Providing the homes people need
- Tackling the Climate Emergency
- Building healthy communities
- Building stable finances
- Working in partnership
- Working in an open and inclusive way
Vale of White Horse District Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith, says: “This corporate plan, which attracted so much public support during the consultation period, represents a fresh direction for our council. While we face significant challenges because of budget pressures and responding to the Coronavirus, it is exciting to have such an ambitious plan that will help shape our response and ensure we continue to put healthy communities and climate at the heart of our policies and decision making.”