Roadmap to Sustainability

In recent years the Council has made good progress towards ensuring both it, and the Borough as a whole, becomes more sustainable.  We do however recognise that much work remains to be done if we are to meet the ever-increasing sustainability related challenges coming our way.

Our Roadmap to Sustainability has been developed to formalise the Council’s commitment to becoming more sustainable, into one document. 

It covers the period from 2021 to 2028 and is based on a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (which are most relevant to the Council's work).  

For the Council to operate and deliver its activities in a sustainable manner, it must consider social, economic and environmental factors in everything it does.  Our key areas for action are:  

  • Natural asset protection and enhancement
  • Health, safety and wellbeing
  • Delivering a sustainable economy through economic development support for the Council area
  • High quality shared spaces
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation/carbon emissions reduction
  • Sustainable development of the Council’s physical infrastructure and shared spaces
  • Resident employability, education and employment provision and support
  • Community resilience

The Action Plan within the Roadmap (Section 6) presents the main sustainability actions currently proposed.  It should be noted that there are many other sustainability related actions and initiatives planned within other Council strategies and plans that have not been specifically referenced in the Roadmap.

The actions have been prioritised based on:

1. The prime importance placed on the Environment by residents (as evidenced during the stakeholder consultations to inform our latest Corporate Plan).

2. Any gaps identified in plans/ arrangements currently in place within the Council.

The action plan has been categorised as urgent, short and medium term defined as follows:

  • Urgent – within the first 6 months of the Roadmap
  • Short Term – within the first two years of the Roadmap
  • Medium Term – within the first 8 years of the Roadmap

Please access the full document to find our more:  Roadmap to Sustainability