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Corporate Plan

The Corporate Plan sets the strategic priorities for West Lothian Council from 2013 to 2017. These priorities are the focus for all council services in the next four years, as we work together to deliver better outcomes for West Lothian.

Directly influenced by the biggest consultation the council has ever undertaken, Delivering Better Outcomes, our pdf icon Corporate Plan [2Mb] reflects the views and the needs and aspirations of the growing West Lothian community. The plan identifies the outcomes that we aim to achieve for West Lothian, it explains how we will deliver these outcomes and in doing so, the main challenges that we will face across the next four years.

The council's overall aim is to improve the quality of life for people in West Lothian. The Corporate Plan has identified eight priorities that we, and our community, believe to be the most critical factors to positive change in this aim. These priorities can make a lasting and sustainable impact on the local area and improve the lives of residents in West Lothian.

Our priorities are:

  • Delivering positive outcomes and early interventions for early years
  • Improving the employment position in West Lothian
  • Improving attainment and positive destinations for school children
  • Improving the quality of life for older people
  • Minimising poverty, the cycle of deprivation and promoting equality
  • Reducing crime and improving community safety
  • Delivering positive outcomes on health
  • Protecting the built and natural environment

The Corporate Plan was developed taking into consideration the aspirations and needs of our local community, asking them to help us create a vision of what West Lothian should be in four years and how we can get there. Supporting national priorities for Scotland and reducing inequality in society were also key drivers.

The council is committed to making West Lothian a better place in which to live, work, do business and visit and we have already made significant progress because we focus on:

  • Making a positive and lasting impact upon our community
  • Delivering high performing public services
  • Listening and responding to the needs and preferences of local citizens
  • Finding new and innovative ways of working that help us to operate efficiently and provide value for money

In 2013/17, the council will build on years of strong performance and achievement with a new set of challenging priorities for West Lothian. The priorities in the Corporate Plan will support the delivery of positive outcomes for a growing and vibrant local community, the modernisation of council services and will target services to those most in need.

Corporate Plan 2013-17 - Live Scorecard