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Our vision and ambitions

Our council’s vision is to make the most of all that Gloucestershire has to offer, to help improve the quality of life for every community, to support businesses to be successful and to make sure the county is a place where people want to live, work and visit.

As defined in the Council’s Corporate Plan 2019-22, our ambitions for Gloucestershire are to be:

  • A magnet county: A growing working age population, with more 18-40 year olds with high level qualifications choosing to live and work in the county.
  • A healthy county: People to have a good work / life balance and improved health and wellbeing.
  • An innovative county: More businesses starting up, growing and investing in research and innovation.
  • A connected county: Improved transport and internet connections so that people and businesses can connect with each other more easily.
  • A skilled county: More people with high-level skills and jobs in skilled occupations.
  • A sustainable, low carbon county: More efficient use of resources, more use of sustainable energy and carbon-neutral by 2045.
  • A prosperous county: Rising productivity and household incomes offering higher living standards.
  • A resilient county: Active, resilient local communities that keep people safe, provide them with support and help them to make a positive contribution.
  • An inclusive county: The economic and social benefits of growth to be felt by all communities, including rural, urban and our areas of highest deprivation. Opportunities to be available for all and good relations between those who have protected characteristics and those who do not.
Page updated: 23/09/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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