Hyndburn Borough Council has launched a new Corporate Strategy, setting out the Council’s priorities over the next 5 years to achieve an ambitious and sustainable future for Hyndburn.
The strategy, approved by Full Council defines the Council’s vision and key strategic objectives, outlining emerging priorities and major projects, whilst incorporating sustainable growth, climate change and community objectives.
Cllr Zak Khan, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Sustainability, said, “The Council’s new Corporate Strategy upholds our commitment to the people of Hyndburn and our aspirations for the borough’s ambitious future. The strategy articulates a vision to progress a number of key priorities including the Levelling Up funded projects, the Huncoat Garden Village proposal, UK Shared Prosperity Fund initiatives and the Council’s Climate Pledge to be Net Zero by 2030.
As Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Sustainability, I am delighted at the inclusion of both ‘Sustainable Growth’ and ‘Environment & Climate Change’ as two key priorities. They underline the forward-thinking and innovative approach the council is taking to deliver for its residents, both in preserving and harnessing green spaces while improving employment and housing growth.”
Cllr Steven Smithson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said, “Much of my work involves meeting the needs of our community in Hyndburn’s local environment. I am pleased to see the Council continue its commitment to make its activities and operations net zero by 2030, and develop and implement an access for all environment with open green spaces.
A key priority of the strategy is to work collaboratively with our partners, supporting the local communities, addressing health inequalities and celebrating our culture and heritage. The Council is confident that the new Corporate Strategy best reflects the needs of the community and the Council for the next five years.”