Chelmsford will be greener, safer, fairer and better connected under ambitious plans just agreed by the City Council. On 22nd January the Council approved ‘Our Chelmsford, Our Plan’ - the Council’s aims for the coming years.
The Plan outlines the Council’s new priorities under four themes:
- A fairer and inclusive Chelmsford – promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible economic growth, a fairer society and ensuring more housing of all types, but especially affordable housing.
- A safer and greener place – making Chelmsford council and the district carbon neutral, promoting Chelmsford’s green credentials, ensuring communities are safe and creating a distinctive sense of place.
- Healthy, active and enjoyable lives - encouraging people to live well, promoting better health and activity and reducing social isolation, making Chelmsford a happier place to live, work and play.
- Connected Chelmsford - bringing people together, empowering local people and working in partnership to build community capacity, stronger communities and to secure investment in the city.
Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Councillor Stephen Robinson, said, “We are ambitious for our City and its people. Chelmsford is growing and most of our residents experience a good quality of life, but we can make it better. Our Plan is a framework for delivering improved services to residents and businesses, in the most inclusive and sustainable way.” He added, “We aim to be a creative council with the community at its heart and to be recognised as a leading regional centre and destination in the East of England. We will improve the lives of all our residents by making Chelmsford fairer, greener, safer and better connected.”
Chief Executive of Chelmsford City Council, Nick Eveleigh, commented: “This Plan provides a focus for staff, elected members and partners making connections across a wide range of services to deliver better lives for all. I believe the Plan that we have is one that will lead to further success, creating new opportunities for individuals, families and communities.” ‘Our Chelmsford, Our Plan’ was formally approved by the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 22 January. You can read the Plan at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/ourplan.
Thursday 23 January 2020