‘Quality not quantity’ in council plans
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.