Highland Council approve local plan

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Local plan formerly approved by Highland Council after consultation

Highland Council has formally given its backing to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s local plan for the area.

The plan, which was open for public consultation from June to September, was approved at a meeting of the full council on Thursday, December 14 2017.

Local Senior Officer for Highlands, Rab Middlemiss, said: “The Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Highland sets out our priorities for addressing local needs and circumstances and I’m delighted that Highland Council have given it their full support.”

The importance of partnership working runs throughout the Highland fire and rescue plan, with the sharing of information between agencies and targeting resources at areas of greatest need being the key principles that will contribute to improving the overall safety and wellbeing of communities.

In emphasising the importance of partnership working LSO Middlemiss added: “The SFRS does not operate in isolation and the plan supports the crucial role of community planning in helping to deliver the ambitions of the Highland Community Planning Partnership through its Local Outcome Improvement Plan.”

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