Cornwall Council Cabinet Priorities for Cornwall 2017

Our aim

We will work with the people of Cornwall and use our resources wisely to protect and enhance our unique environment, create more homes and jobs for our residents, and ensure everyone can live well and safely together.

  • We listen: we will work with the people of Cornwall
  • We are responsible: we will use resources wisely 
  • We act in the best interests of Cornwall: putting people first
  • Ensure everyone can live well and safely together
  • Create more homes and jobs for residents
  • Protect and enhance the environment
  • Deliver better health outcomes for everyone, working with partners to shape our future health and care services
  • Ensure people are able to leave hospital, once they are well enough, with the right care in place
  • Protect and improve the lives of our vulnerable adults
  • Increase the aspirations of our young people
  • Protect children from the risk of harm
  • Promote children’s physical and mental health
  • Reduce child poverty
  • Provide 1,000 council homes over 4 years
  • Raise the standards of private rented homes
  • Bring empty properties back into use
  • Support the Cornwall Community Land Trust and registered providers to deliver homes in Cornwall
  • Lobby to remove the bedroom tax
  • Reduce the number of people who have to spend more than 10% of their income to heat their homes
  • Use Council land to create jobs, as part of our plan to secure 38,000 new jobs across Cornwall by 2030
  • Ensure people in Cornwall are trained with the skills that our current and future employers need
  • Use our contracts to ensure more people working in Cornwall are paid a genuine living wage
  • Increase the number of apprenticeships for people in Cornwall
  • Invest across Cornwall to create jobs, provide homes and improve lives
  • Reduce waste and increase recycling
  • Become a leader in environmental growth and renewable energy
  • Further improve sea, road, rail and bus networks across Cornwall, working
  • with our partners
  • Build an integrated transport system, linking main line bus and rail timetables, ferries the airport.
  • Give communities more influence over funding to improve roads
  • Further enhance our broadband and mobile connectivity
  • Give residents and communities a greater say in decisions and make them at the most appropriate level
  • Lobby Central Government for more powers and fairer funding for Cornwall, including a replacement European fund

View the Summary document of Priorities for Cornwall