New strategic plan will help Lichfield District Council face its future challenges, says leader

A new strategic plan will help Lichfield District Council tackle challenges it faces in the future, according to the leader of the local authority.

The document highlights how the council will focus its efforts going forward.

Among the key targets are:

  • Vibrant and propserous economy
  • Healthy and safe communities
  • Clean, green and welcoming places to live
Mike Wilcox

Cllr Mike Wilcox

Cllr Mike Wilcox, leader of Lichfield District Council, said the document was a crucial piece of the local jigsaw.

“This strategic plan has been created after much collaboration with all parties – everyone has had an opportunity to feed into it,” he told a meeting of the council. “We have also ensured we have listened to everyone.

“As a council, it is crucial that we address the challenges we face and it is therefore important to know where to allocate our resources.

“We have worked with partners to ensure the new plan is more measurable so that we can show that there has been action. For example, in the economy we would expect to see more employment and more visitors spending more time in the district.”

The new strategic plan has also been supported by the opposition group.

Labour’s leader Cllr Sue Woodward said that the overall aims were a step in the right direction.

“I welcome the document,” she said. “We all get into politics to make life better for local residents and this will help us to do that.

“It shows the high level priorities clearly, but we will need to ensure there is no devil in the detail as we progress.”

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  1. Bob Bishton

    26th February, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I do hope that the dreadful state of the roads are covered in this plan and the none existence of road management addressed which is causing chaos getting in and out of the city no matter what direction you are traveling in

  2. Nomad

    29th February, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I think the roads issue should be paramount ,lets face it how can an increasing population get out of the city to visit places with better shopping and recreational facilities