OBJECTIVESHousingto provide a range of different types of homes and a greater range of affordable housing, to buy or rent, meeting the needs of young people, families and senior residents; to successfully integrate new homes into the town in a way that does not increase pressure on the existing physical infrastructure; to ensure specifically that all new developments address issues of drainage and flooding;to ensure all new build housing meets high standards of design and sustainability;
Business and EmploymentTo create new employment opportunities for local residents whilst protecting existing jobs;To promote job opportunities for school leavers and young people;To create a more active and attractive town centre that will encourage local people to use the facilities thereby supporting local businesses and provide a hub for the town;
Transportto promote sustainable travel choices;to improve provision for pedestrians and cyclists;to manage the impact of traffic and ensure the necessary improvements to the towns road network to safeguard the quality of peoples lives;to ensure new developments/businesses do not adversely affect traffic flow;to ensure car parking supports the viability of the town centre and railway stations;to ensure new housing is connected to the town and railway stations via good pedestrian, cycle and bus links;
Community, leisure and well-beingto support, maintain and improve existing community facilities and services;to support the development of community services and facilities to reflect the growth of the community;to increase the amount of parks, sports facilities and green space within the town and promote healthy and active lifestyles;to seek to protect the green corridor around the town and to maintain and improve public access to this area;to seek to protect and enhance biodiversity within green spaces and the surrounding countryside;to ensure all children and young people have easy and safe access to play areas;
Health and EducationTo ensure sufficient pre-school, nursery, primary, secondary and 6th Form school places are available for all those living in the town;To work with health providers to ensure reasonable and equitable access to health services for all residents;
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