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Senior councillors back vision for South Cambridgeshire

Cllr David Whiteman-Downes, SCDC cabinet member for corporate and customer services

Cllr David Whiteman-Downes, SCDC cabinet member for corporate and customer services

 

Senior councillors have backed 12 core objectives for South Cambridgeshire following a public consultation.

Councillors at South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) recommended the plan at a Cabinet meeting last Thursday (February 13) which will guide how resources are focussed over the next five years.

The plan includes tackling wellbeing of residents through making sure new communities built are successful and support is put in place for parish councils to keep existing village vibrant.

Building new council houses – such as the recent additions in Chalklands, Linton – will remain 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, SCDC cabinet member for corporate and customer services, said: “Significant cuts to the grant funding we receive from government means we have fewer and fewer resources at our disposal, but this is not going to stop us from setting an ambitious plan that will build on what we achieved for communities over the last few years.

“Being more commercial minded and innovative to drive down costs is a must, and this plan sets out our promises to residents to make sure we are focussing on the things people want and need.”

The corporate plan will now be presented to a meeting of the council next Thursday (February 27).

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (February 27) Echo.

 

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