Easing the burden of soaring prices, creating decent housing, and building a safer, cleaner, greener and healthier borough are key ambitions in the council’s plan to build a better Brent.
The Brent Borough Plan 2023-27, approved by Cabinet yesterday (6 February) and subject to ratification from Full Council, sets out the council’s priorities and ambitions for the next four years.
It was created in collaboration with residents, shaped by nearly 1,000 responses to the recent consultation, and has communities well and truly at the heart of it.
The plan aims to address the unique challenges facing residents today, whilst unlocking the unlimited opportunities of the future.
The priorities are:
- Prosperity and Stability in Brent by tackling inequality, easing the pressures of the rising cost of living, creating more genuinely affordable housing and showing Brent is open for business
- A Cleaner, Greener Future by making cleaning services more responsive to local communities, working together to reduce our carbon footprint and encouraging more active travel to keep Brent on the move
- Thriving Communities by giving local people more opportunities to help shape decision-making, doubling down on crime and anti-social behaviour and making our workforce even more representative of Brent’s brilliant diversity
- The Best Start in Life by giving young people opportunities to realise their aspirations, grow up in safe and secure environments and empower them to have their say
- A Healthier Brent by finding solutions to prevent health inequalities with local communities and making it easier for everyone to live healthier lives.