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Plan agreed for consultation on future priorities

Housing staff to celebrate rural housing week and the imminent start of the first homes to be built as part of South Cambridgeshire District Councils biggest building programme of new Council-owned homes in two generations.  FL;

Housing staff to celebrate rural housing week and the imminent start of the first homes to be built as part of South Cambridgeshire District Councils biggest building programme of new Council-owned homes in two generations. FL;

 

A consultation on how South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) will focus resources over the next five years is about to begin after councillors agreed a draft corporate plan.

At a Cabinet meeting last month (November 19), councillors gave the green light for a consultation to begin after considering 12 key objectives to keep South Cambridgeshire as one of the best places to live, work and study in the country.

At the meeting councillors said they would now be calling on residents, businesses and parish councils to have their say to make sure the key areas of focus will deliver the greatest benefits for local people.

The proposed plan builds on the work carried out over the last twelve months to deliver good value services to residents and help businesses prosper.

The draft plan suggests key areas of work will be further investment in economic development to create jobs and reduce bureaucracy, continuing to increase the amount of good quality and affordable homes – including more homes as part of the biggest building programme of new council-owned homes since the 1950s, and taking an innovative approach to drive down Council costs to protect front line services.

The consultation on the proposals began last Monday (December 2) and will close on January 31.

Visit www.scambs.gov.uk/council-aims-and-objectives to view the full plans and have your say.

You can also contact Richard May on richard.may@scambs.gov.uk or 01954 713366.

Cllr David Whiteman-Downes, SCDC cabinet member for corporate and customer services, said: “It is really important that everyone takes the opportunity to have their say as this plan sets out how we will spend taxpayers’ money and provide services in the future.

“There are challenges ahead for councils due to reduced funding, but we are committed to continuing to drive down our costs and delivering on our promises for residents.

“By being innovative and forward thinking we will keep South Cambridgeshire as one of the top places to live, work and study in the country.”

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (December 12) Echo.

 

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