‘Qual­ity not quan­tity’ in coun­cil plans

The Oban Times - - News 11 -

HIGH­LAND coun­cil will out­line plans for the next two years in a spe­cial meet­ing, sched­uled for to­day ( Thurs­day).

A new pro­gramme will be an­nounced by Mar­garet David­son, leader of the lo­cal au­thor­ity, high­light­ing 62 com­mit­ments, based on three main themes for a ‘com­mu­nity-led, well-served and fairer High­land.’

Speak­ing ahead of the meet­ing, due to be held at the In­ver­ness head­quar­ters this morn­ing, coun­cil­lor David­son said her ad­min­is­tra­tion will fo­cus on im­prov­ing con­nec­tiv­ity, lo­cal­is­ing de­ci­sion-mak­ing and im­prov­ing roads and public trans­port.

She said: ‘ This pro­gramme sets out am­bi­tions for an ac­tion fo­cussed 20 months ahead and this is about qual­ity not quan­tity.

‘It is about choos­ing the top pri­or­i­ties and work­ing in part­ner­ship to achieve what the best we can for High­land.

‘ We will be en­sur­ing High­land’s voice is heard when na­tional poli­cies are be­ing made.

‘Bet­ter in­fra­struc­ture, trans­port, af­ford­able warmth and eco­nomic growth and in­vest­ment are all cru­cial to the High­lands.

‘But we can’t do all this on our own.

‘ We need to work with part­ners and with the Scot­tish and UK gov­ern­ments to se­cure bet­ter out­comes for the re­gion and we are com­mit­ted to that task,’ coun­cil­lor David­son added.

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