Our Business Plan
Putting the heart into South Cambridgeshire by
Growing local businesses and economies
We will support businesses of all sizes, including rural enterprise and farming, to help create new jobs and opportunities near to where people live and support the local economy to recover post-pandemic.
Housing that is truly affordable for everyone to live in
We will build vibrant communities in locations where people have good access to facilities and transport links, so they can genuinely afford to lead a happy and healthy life.
Being green to our core
We will create a cleaner, greener and zero-carbon future for our communities.
A modern and caring Council
We will provide our customers with high-quality services, strive to reduce costs, build on what we are good at to generate our own income and make decisions in a transparent, open and inclusive way.
Like all public services, we face significant economic challenges in uncertain times, so it is imperative that land and property assets are used to support our Business Plan ambition for the District to be a place to grow. The proactive management of resources — including our land and property — is essential and this Corporate Asset Plan clearly sets out how this will be achieved.
Our Corporate Asset Plan
Of key importance is how the CAP assists our Economic Growth Strategy to realise economic development and regeneration opportunities, thereby creating wealth and place-shaping opportunities throughout the District.
Alongside other corporate plans and strategies, the Corporate Asset Plan (CAP) sets out 6 clear priorities to ensure that the Council acts as a responsible landlord, landowner and partner dedicated to ensuring public services are delivered efficiently and effectively. There is a commitment to develop and effectively manage the commercial estate, operational buildings and other property assets that exist for the benefit of the community and to work with our partners to exploit opportunities to share premises and reduce costs to the tax payer. This Plan provides the necessary framework for delivering effective asset and estate management.
As a responsible landlord we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of its estate and the Plan shows how we will be building on carbon-reduction investment opportunities to ensure our commercial premises and council buildings continue to meet stringent environmental legislation.
Overall our aim is to provide value for money services at the right time, from the right property, in the right location and this Plan and its associated action plan will ensure that we continue to focus on excellent service delivery to the District's residents, visitors and businesses in the District, contributing towards South Cambridgeshire becoming the place to grow.