Local Authority

Forest of Dean District Council

Background of Organisation

The Forest of Dean District Council (‘the council’) is the local authority for the administrative area of the Forest of Dean, which comprises of 52,577 hectares within Gloucestershire, situated between the River Severn in the east and south and the River Wye in the west.

Organisational Objectives

The Council’s Vision is 'a self-confident, safe, healthy, prosperous community, caring for the well being of all its residents, its heritage and environment. The Council will achieve its vision by adopting the following strategic objectives.

· A thriving local economy;
· More affordable homes;
· A protected and sustainable environment;
· A self-confident and safe community
· A healthy and inclusive community.

To deliver these objectives successfully the Council needs to be forward looking and flexible. Economic, environmental and community regeneration is at the heart of this vision, and the use of technology is seen as fundamental to achieving it.

Relevant Policies, Projects & Activities

Four Overview & Scrutiny Committees are appointed to deal with specific decision making themes. These are :

Policy development and review as well as scrutiny of decisions within their remit are the main committee responsibilities.

For more information go to: Inside the Council page