Each year the administration running the Council presents a set of broad key objectives to the Resources Committee. These are considered and endorsed. Officers then work to achieve them through detailed actions.
The overall objective is to provide quality services at a reasonable price, while concentrating Council Tax expenditure on providing front-line services.
A. Progressing the Local Plan, having regard to the requirements of the Localism Act; including work towards the adoption of the Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule by December 2013; and the adoption of a Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showmen Site Allocations DPD by September 2014.
B. Improving the housing position of residents by delivering the objectives contained in the Housing Strategy 2009-13 and preparing the 2014-2018 Housing Strategy in partnership with other East Surrey Authorities.
C. Establishing an evidence base of local housing needs for market and affordable housing to inform a decision on whether a review of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document is required.
D. Exploring the potential of a comprehensive redevelopment of Ninehams Gardens, Caterham through a European Union procurement exercise.
E. Continuing to provide free shoppers car parking in Council run town centre and village car parks.
F. Implementing the outcome of the mid term review of the Waste and Recycling Contract let to Biffa Waste Services Ltd and continuing with the roll out and implementation of the new recycling and waste collection arrangements.
G. Implementing a Local Council Tax Support Scheme in 2013/14.
H. Implementing the Council’s Human Resources/Organisational Development Strategy and, in particular, continue to achieve savings in staff costs.
I. Implementing the Tandridge District Climate Change Action Plan and, in particular, prepare and adopt the Tandridge Energy and Water Management Policy to identify projects to meet the national target of a 34% reduction in emissions by 2020.
J. Maintaining a satisfactory rating in the External Auditors’ annual letter and achieving high performance levels commensurate with available resources.
K. Developing an Action Plan to ensure the Council meets its statutory obligations under the 2010 Equality Act.
L. Actively seeking cost savings through partnership opportunities.
M. Working with partners and prospective developers to maintain the vitality of town centres and, in particular, encouraging redevelopment of the former Rose and Young site in Caterham and the Gas Holder site in Oxted.
N. Pursuing with partners in Surrey the provision of enhanced network and computing capabilities for administrative, economic and business use.
O. Working with associated business sector partnerships to encourage small/medium sized businesses and the rural economy.
P. Working with Tandridge Trust, Leisure and Culture and others to ensure the cost effective delivery of leisure services.
Q. Working with Surrey County Council; EsyDoc and other relevant stakeholders regarding the implementation of health & social care reforms to encourage positive outcomes for local residents.
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