The B&NES Public Services Board [PSB] has released a timeline interactive graphic to highlight the changes B&NES residents will see over the next fifteen years.
The timeline depicts milestones between now and 2030, explaining target dates for implementation of policies adopted by local bodies and organisations (e.g. carbon reduction targets) and start dates for major local projects, such as the Mulberry Park development by Curo or the phases of the Bath Quays development.
The timeline looks ahead all the way to 2030, when the B&NES Core Strategy will have been delivered.
Liberal Democrat Leader Councillor Paul Crossley (Southdown) commented: “This timeline is a useful tool, which clearly shows how local public sector bodies have laid the ground work for the next fifteen years.
“The Liberal Democrat administration has worked hard over the last four years to adopt robust and ambitious plans for the future of our area.
“We have adopted strategies such as the Community Energy Strategy, which seeks to boost local sustainable energy production; and the Core Strategy, to guide the growth of local housing and jobs.
“We have also set the ball rolling on projects such as the new leisure contract, which will lead to renewed leisure centres in Bath and Keynsham; and the new bridge and flood prevention works for Bath Quays, which will open up brownfield land for new employment uses.
“The Liberal Democrats inherited virtually no plans for the future when it took over the Council in 2011.
“We have worked with partners to ensure that future development is planned and sustained and have shown our commitment to the long term viability and sustainability of our area.
“The timeline clearly shows how the future could map out in our area and is also part of our commitment to open government.”