How we will make it happen - our shared commitment to residents

As Local Authorities, this strategic framework represents our shared vision, priorities and intent. It will be endorsed through all our councils individually and will align with our own organisational plans.

But for this plan to work, every business, resident, community and public service has to have a stake in its success. That is why we commit to bringing together key partners to consider our plans, and we welcome the formal endorsement of this approach from many of them.

We will continue to work closely with a wide range of partners and engage closely with everyone as we develop the detail of our action plans.

With these priorities, we will make better decisions locally, we will make a more powerful case for extra tools, powers and resources to central government, and we will deliver on our shared ambitions.