Existing plans and strategies produced by the Council in conjunction with its partners and communities have been examined to identify common issues, purposes and objectives.
The common elements have been recorded in a series of tables under the four Outcomes and can be viewed below.

In addition a range of statistics have been examined to determine if the statistics indicate a different story of an improving or declining resource – these statistics can also be viewed below.

To ensure that the Community Strategy reflects the Council’s Equality Policy and follows the principles of sustainability the document has had two high level assessments :-

Equalities Impact Assessment which can be viewed here
Sustainability Appraisal which can be viewed here
The Council held a 6 week consultation period during September – October 2013 and a summary of the responses received can be viewed here.