A PLAN which sets out Shropshire Council's vision for the coming years has been presented to full council for approval.

The Shropshire Plan is a strategic plan which sets out the priorities and objectives of the unitary authority.

Councillor Lezley Picton, leader of Shropshire Council, said healthy people, a healthy economy and healthy environment are the priorities.

She explained: "Having a plan in place that provides a clear route map for the next three years and beyond provides us all with a focus on what we are trying to achieve.

"We have all seen our communities pull together over the last couple of years, demonstrating how strong and resilient they are, despite all of the challenges we’ve faced.

"However, while restrictions have lifted, the cost-of-living crisis means that there are many challenges still ahead and we need to make sure that we build on what we’ve already achieved.

"This amazing community spirit is something that we recognise in the Shropshire Plan.

"We aim to place how we work with others at the heart of how we will deliver our outward facing priorities, healthy people, healthy economy, and healthy environment.

"We are stronger together and I believe we can achieve lasting impact if we can pull together once more."

Shropshire Council hope to work closely with local people to achieve these objectives and tackle inequality, including rural inequality.

Andy Begley, Shropshire Council's chief executive, said the plan will help the county tackle new challenges.

He added: "The approval of the Shropshire Plan, confirming the vision and the priorities, will be an important step for us as we prepare to meet new challenges and move forward with tackling the impact of the pandemic.

"The plan provides the focus and foundation that we will use to deploy our resources, how we will work with our partners, and what we will ask of our providers.

"It also reinforces the importance of our communities being involved in shaping and delivering the future."

To read the Shropshire Plan visit the council's website at www.shropshire.gov.uk