Herefordshire Council Approves Four-year Council Plan

The Herefordshire Council Plan 2024-28 sets out council priorities for the next four years and a commitment to delivering the best for Herefordshire

Full Council has today (24 May 2024) approved the Herefordshire Council Plan 2024-28, which sets out how the council will make its contribution to the ongoing success of Herefordshire.

With the overarching vision, ‘Delivering the best for Herefordshire in everything we do’, the Herefordshire Council Plan 2024-28 outlines the council’s priorities in four areas:

People – We will enable residents to realise their potential, to be healthy and benefit from communities that help people to feel safe and supported.

Place – We will protect and enhance our environment and ensure that Herefordshire remains a great place to live. We will support the right housing in the right place and do everything we can to improve the health of our rivers.

Growth – We will create the conditions to deliver sustainable growth across the county. We want to attract inward investment, create more jobs, enable housing development and provide the right infrastructure to keep Herefordshire moving forward.

Transformation – We will be an efficient council that embraces best practice, delivers innovation through technology and demonstrates value for money.

There is also an underpinning theme of partnership working, which is central to the council’s success and to delivering the best for residents.

Councillor Jonathan Lester, Leader Herefordshire Council, said: “This plan was developed with input from local residents, businesses, community groups and organisations who told us what was important to them and what the council’s priorities should be.

“It describes how we will deliver the best for Herefordshire in everything we do. We know we have challenges due to being a rural county, but we also have very many strengths to build on. We are determined to ensure our wonderful county is the very best it can be.”