What is Community Planning?
Community Planning is “a process led by councils in conjunction with partners and communities to develop and implement a shared vision for their area, a long term vision which relates to all aspects of community life and which also involves working together to plan and deliver better services which make a real difference to people’s lives.”
This will be done through a process to develop, publish and implement a community plan for the Borough.
This unique plan will help shape the long-term vision and direction of your borough to ensure we are improving the well-being of all our citizens.
We will lead the community planning process and work together with a wide range of partners including representatives from statutory, business, education, health, community and voluntary sectors to develop a long-term plan to improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of people in our borough.
Our Draft Community Plan
Our draft plan and accompanying Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) is now out for formal consultation and can be downloaded from the consultation section of this website. The closing date on the draft plan and draft EQIA for feedback is Monday 16 January 2017.
In developing this draft we have considered the emerging Programme for Government, the table attached demonstrates our close links with this regional strategy.
Programme for Government
Preparing your community plan
Through our work to date we have identified 6 strategic themes. The community planning process will be progressed through the establishment of a task and finish working group for each of these 6 themes. These groups are specifically to progress the development of the plan and are not indicative of final priorities or structures.