Vision for Brentwood 2016-19 is Brentwood Borough Council’s corporate plan. It focuses on the Council’s top priorities and highlights how they will tackle the challenges facing the Borough.
Over the next three years, the Council will put into place plans to ensure the future wellbeing of our community, the cleanliness of our neighbourhoods and the prosperity of local businesses. They will focus on the right mix of homes in our towns and villages supported by appropriate infrastructure. Furthermore, we shall transform the way the Council works, providing first-class services with the most efficient use of resources.
Most importantly, the Council will work with residents and partner organisations to get the best for Brentwood. They shall develop new relationships within the community and work to strengthen existing ones so that our Borough remains the vibrant, pleasant and prosperous place we all enjoy.
The Vision for Brentwood was formally agreed by Full Council on 18 November 2015 and runs for the three municipal years 2016 – 2019. Progress against the plan will be monitored by senior managers and relevant committees.
The five priority areas, as set out in the Vision for Brentwood, are:
Environment and Housing Management
The Council will find new ways of working with partners and embrace the support of communities to enhance the cleanliness of our environment and maintain the attractiveness of our Borough. The Council will work to ensure our housing stock is managed so that it delivers comfortable and safe homes for our tenants that are efficient and sustainable.
Community and Health
Brentwood is fortunate to benefit from a range of vibrant groups and organisations that enhance and support the local community. The Council will work with local businesses, community groups and the voluntary sector to ensure the future wellbeing of our Borough.
Our superior locational advantage and entrepreneurial spirit means that Brentwood is fortunate to have a strong economic foundation. In partnership with key local and regional business organisations, the Council can harness that force to promote the Borough, encourage a mixed economy and support sustainable development.
Planning and Licensing
A new Local Development Plan will shape the way our Borough will change over the next fifteen years. The Council will work hard to get the best outcome and achieve a good balance for residents and businesses in a way that celebrates Brentwood’s unique history and quality of life; both within the borough and influencing the outcome of regional developments that will affect Brentwood residents. Licensing policies will regulate businesses to ensure public safety and minimize environmental nuisance caused by their activities.
Between 2016 and 2019 the way the Council looks and works will be transformed. The Council will continue the drive to make it easier for customers to access services and information, cut out bureaucracy that doesn’t add value and make sure taxpayers’ money is even more wisely spent. The Council will explore new income generating ideas and opportunities. It will have services delivered by those best placed to deliver excellence and value-for-money, whilst holding onto and enhancing Brentwood Borough Council’s role, duties and powers as local council and community leader.