Thursday, 27 February 2014

Council Agree Plan To Maintain Quality Of Life In South Cambridgeshire

Twelve objectives to keep South Cambridgeshire as one of the best places to live, work and study in the country have been backed by councillors at a public meeting today (Thursday 27 February).

Approval of South Cambridgeshire District Council’s corporate plan – which will guide how resources are focussed over the next five years – followed a public consultation where communities had their say.

The agreed plan includes tackling wellbeing of residents through making sure new communities built are successful, as well as support for parish councils to keep existing villages vibrant.

Building new council houses is retained as a top priority along with helping vulnerable people by continuing to increase the amount of high quality temporary accommodation.

Further work is also pledged to cut red tape for businesses, along with a package of support to help the rural economy which will help firm grow and create new jobs.

Cllr David Whiteman-Downes, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member for corporate and customer services, said: "This plan focusses our minds and ensures we are tackling the most important issues for local people. National cuts to funding mean we have fewer and fewer resources at our disposal, but we are an ambitious council and will work hard to build on what we have achieved for communities over the last few years.

“Being more commercially minded and innovative to drive down costs is a must if we are to realise our goals and help communities fulfil their aspirations.”