The aim of sustainable development is to create a society where everyone has a good quality of life while maintaining and enhancing environmental resources. Our community strategy works to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of our district and its residents while contributing to sustainable development locally, nationally and globally.
In 2003, we reviewed our work towards sustainability, looking at what had been done to ensure that a full local contribution was being made. The review assessed how well the principles of sustainable development were understood and incorporated into decision making and strategic planning across the authority. A way forward with suggestions for improvement was recommended. For more information, please download our Sustainability Statement.