Hounslow’s future outlined

Hounslow Council has launched a new strategy, called "Future Borough".

On behalf of the Hounslow Local Strategic partnership – Hounslow Together – Hounslow Council approved what is says is "an ambitious strategy for the future of the borough, aimed at creating a more sustainable community".

"Future Borough" aims to focus attention on tackling deprivation, providing equality of opportunity to those who live in the borough, growth and managing this sustainably through supporting the economy and town centres.

The Chair of Hounslow Together and Leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Jagdish Sharma, launched the plan at the Borough Council meeting. Speaking at the launch, Cllr Sharma said: “Future Borough sends a clear signal to our residents, to businesses, developers and potential investors that we are a borough with ambition, a borough that’s improving and that Hounslow is an ideal place to invest and do business."

“The plan places a totally new emphasis on regenerating our town centres and strengthening our local economy in the areas that are most in need of improvement. This will enable us to maximise the economic benefits for the whole borough."

“Whilst setting out a strong direction for the borough as a whole, the strategy allows flexibility for local areas to determine their priorities locally. By working in partnership with a variety of agencies, we can ensure our borough has the chance to grow and have a bright future, and that’s for every resident in Hounslow. The aim is ensure that locally, regionally and nationally Hounslow is thought of as a high-performing borough that strives for excellence.”

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