- Planning & Development
- Environmental Health
- Environmental Services
(Waste Management, Recycling, Environmental Cleaning & Public Conveniences)
The Local Government Bill Draft Guidance on New Constitutions provides an opportunity to reduce to 14 the number of statutory and non-statutory plans and strategies that The Council must adopt. Some (such as the Annual Library Plan and Children’s Services Plan) do not apply to district councils and the draft guidance makes no reference to, for example, the Local Plan requirement.
There is a need for The Council to review the number and range of its strategies, and the process of reduction will be an evolving process. Some key strategies, such as the Community Safety and Cultural Strategies, whilst linking into the Community Strategy, should stand alone and set out clear and detailed plans for service delivery.
The number of strategies and plans will be reduced as part of the community planning process rather than best value, although it will impact ultimately on best value and CPA.