Four-year plan to make Dorset 'great place to live and work'

Four-year plan to make Dorset 'great place to live and work'

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 11:03am 1st November 2019.

A four-year plan will aim to increase jobs and affordable housing in the county.

Dorset Council wants to know what residents and business owners think of its proposals.

The draft plan sets out where the council thinks it needs to focus to make Dorset a great place to live and work. 

The proposed priorities are:

  • Economic growth - we will deliver sustainable economic growth, increasing productivity and the number of jobs in Dorset, creating great places to live, work and visit
  • Unique environment - we will help to deliver sustainable development whilst protecting and enhancing Dorset's environment
  • Suitable housing - we will facilitate the availability of more affordable, suitable and decent housing
  • Strong, healthy communities - we will work with residents and partners to build and maintain strong communities where people get the best start and live fulfilling lives
  • Staying safe and well - we will work with all our residents to have a good quality of life
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'Everyone will be affected by the plan'

The plan incorporates the political vision of the elected councillors.

Councillor Spencer Flower, leader of the Council said: 

"We are ambitious for the people of Dorset and this plan sets out our proposals for what we believe Dorset Council should deliver over the next four years. 

"Everyone will be affected by the plan. That's why it's really important for the people of Dorset to have their say and tell us if they agree with our proposed priorities. 

"Their views will help us shape the final Council Plan 2020-2024 which will be put before a meeting of the Full Council for approval in February 2020."

Find out more about the draft Council Plan, proposed priorities and to have your say in a survey. 

The consultation runs until 20th December.