Our Vision

Corporate strategy

Here at Lancashire County Council we are helping you to make Lancashire the best place to live, work, visit and prosper.

Our Vision for Lancashire forms part of the county council’s planning and performance framework. It sets out our priorities in an open and transparent way. It will be subject to regular monitoring in terms of how we are progressing against our objectives, and it will be kept under review to make sure it is kept up to date in a fast-changing world.

We want Lancashire to be the county people choose to create a home, raise their children, develop a career and grow old in. We are committed to developing and celebrating our diverse communities, heritage and landscape to create a strong sense of place we can all be proud of.

Our vision is focused around five objectives:

  1. Lancashire will be the place to live
  2. Lancashire will be the place to work
  3. Lancashire will be the place to prosper
  4. Lancashire will be the place to visit
  5. Lancashire will be the place where everyone acts responsibly

Lancashire will be the place to live

Lancashire is a county of diverse communities.

It is a place where people are valued and will feel able to have their say. It will be a county where housing meets the needs of all ages, where people are safe and feel safe, surrounded by clean, green spaces where everyone can enjoy a good quality of life and be happy.

It will be a county where:

  • Children of all abilities do well in our first class schools, colleges and universities, gaining skills for life
  • People have good housing
  • People live healthier lives for longer
  • People can travel on good quality, reliable public transport
  • People get on well together and are connected to their local community
  • Our most vulnerable people are protected and supported
  • People make use of technology to access services, support and information

Lancashire will be the place to work

Lancashire will be a county that supports a flexible and inclusive labour market, where skills development is championed and where talented individuals choose to live and work.

It will be a county where:

  • We support people of all ages and abilities to learn and develop their skills
  • Significant new, good job opportunities are created
  • We support and encourage business investment, innovation and growth
  • We aim to increase the earning power of our residents and communities
  • We build and develop effective infrastructure and transport links

Lancashire will be the place to prosper

Lancashire will be a county that promotes strong economic growth in both urban and rural economies.

It will be a county that actively boosts productivity and prosperity for everyone.

It will be a county where:

  • We invest in industry, and promote innovation to secure Lancashire’s growth potential
  • Businesses are supported to start up, to thrive and to grow
  • We build on the strengths and resilience of local industry
  • Our residents, businesses and places are enabled to be more productive
  • We promote Lancashire as a national and globally connected destination and a well performing place to do business

Lancashire will be the place to visit

Lancashire is a beautiful county with a wealth of culture.

From green fields and rolling hills to coastal towns and country villages – Lancashire really does have it all as a place for people to enjoy.

It will be a county where:

  • We celebrate our beautiful, clean landscapes
  • We encourage the visitor economy and the opportunities for growth
  • People enjoy our culture and heritage, diverse communities and local attractions
  • We promote our wonderful sporting attractions and hidden gems

Lancashire will be the place where everyone acts responsibly

The county council will work closely with our partners to enable people in Lancashire to develop and thrive.

We will listen to the needs of people and work with our partners and communities to empower them to meet their own needs. We will help people to look after themselves and help them to provide care and support to their families, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

It will be a county where:

  • We will equip our most vulnerable people with the support and skills they need to do more for themselves
  • We commission, procure and provide services that provide maximum benefit to Lancashire residents
  • We recruit and retain a workforce that meets service needs
  • We prevent waste and use money wisely
  • We learn from others