Local Area Agreements (LAAs) are the key tool for delivering local priorities.
As defined by the government, a local area agreement (LAA):
“Sets out the ‘deal’ between central government and local authorities and their partners to improve the quality of life for local people. As such, the LAA is also a shorter-term delivery mechanism for the Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS)”.
This is a three-year agreement between a local area and central government. The LAA describes how local priorities will be met by delivering local solutions.