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Council Business Plan

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Council Business Plan 2017-2023

We have refreshed the Council Business Plan which was approved by Full Council on 25 November 2019.

Use this link to open a PDF copy of the Business Plan


The original Business Plan was approved on 23 January 2017, and is the Councils strategic document.  The Business Plan was refreshed in Summer 2019 after the Town Council elections. All members of the local community were invited to comment on the refreshed Business Plan between 1st August and 9th September 2019. The Business Plan will be reviewed for each new Council term to account for new emerging priorities.

The  Business Plan sets out what the Council will do and is based upon 6 key areas for action:

  1. Health & Wellbeing
  2. Economic Development
  3. Transport
  4. Growth
  5. Community Engagement
  6. Council Business

The Council’s priorities are referenced, monitored and reviewed regularly and the plan should be considered as a ‘living organic document’. The Business Plan has been influenced by our partner authorities, agencies, organisations, and businesses.

The Business Plan is flexible to meet changing demands as the District Council further devolves services and as we enter local government reorganisation. It helps the public, councillors and staff understand what the Council does and how the Council will contribute to local, district and county wide priorities.

The Business Plan informs the Councils budget setting and financial strategies and is an essential tool for planning and delivering services now and in the future.

Our Plan has three parts:

  1. The first, identifies the opportunities, challenges, and projects for the new Council term.
  2. The second part requires each officer and respective committee to develop an annual work plan prioritising their committee activities.
  3. The third part is an annual update which will set out how the priorities were delivered and how they were measured and proposals for the next year. This will enable the plan to be refreshed.

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