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Annual Report 2020/21

Meeting: 28/03/2022 - Corporate Select Committee (Item 38)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the Council’s Annual Report for 2020/21, which is a core document that compares High Peak’s performance and costs with councils in the East Midlands region and nationally and highlights further action where needed. 

 

A particular issue to note is that benchmarking shows that High Peak is a low cost but high quality council.  In response to a query around any impact on staff, members were advised that service reviews were being undertaken and capacity would be  increased in some areas, although there were challenges in some areas, particularly planning.

 

Arising from the place profile, concerns were expressed around the ageing population within High Peak and the view was expressed that as part of the Local Plan Review, developers should be encouraged to build more accommodation suitable for the elderly such as bungalows.  Similar concerns were also expressed around the ability of young people to afford accommodation in the area.  It was noted that within the management plan for the Peak District National Park there are now opportunities to make it easier to secure accommodation, and efforts were on-going with developers to provide more affordable housing.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the findings of the benchmarking exercises and the additional priority actions for the Corporate Plan suggested for the following 12 months be noted.