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Council Plan

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York is loved by many millions, within the city, the UK, and the world. Our beautiful built heritage, our history of pioneering social change ahead of its time, and our vibrant economy set us apart from many cities of an equivalent size.

We're committed to working so everyone can enjoy the strengths and successes of the city, and be able to live happier and healthier lives; our Council Plan sets out our vision and our priorities.

Read the 'Council Plan 2023 to 2027, One City For All' online.

Alternatively, download a portable document format (PDF) copy of the 'Council Plan 2023 to 2027, One City For All', or request an alternative format.

This Council Plan was approved by Executive on Thursday, 14 September 2023 and then Council on Thursday, 21 September 2023.

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Core commitments of the Council Plan

Our core commitments are the 4 outcomes we believe will achieve our vision of a heathier, fairer, more affordable, more sustainable, and more accessible city where everyone feels valued. They inform the decisions we make, and describe how we then work with partners, residents and communities to deliver our priorities for residents, communities and businesses; they're the tests we'll use to ensure we move ever closer to achieving our vision.

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Equalities and Human Rights - Equality of opportunity - We will create opportunities for all, providing equal opportunity and balancing the human rights of everyone to ensure residents and visitors alike can benefit from the city and its strengths. We will stand up to hate and work hard to champion our communities. Get a 'snapshot of progress' on Equalities and Human Rights priority actions.

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Affordability - Tackling the cost-of-living crisis - We will find new ways so everyone who lives here benefits from the success of the city, targeting our support at those who need it most, supporting communities to build on their own strengths and those of the people around them. Get a 'snapshot of progress' on Affordability priority actions.

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Climate - Environment and the climate emergency - We know the race to net zero is more urgent than ever and we will understand the impact our actions have on the environment. We will prepare for the future, adapting our city to extreme climate events and enhancing our environment for future generations to enjoy. Get a 'snapshot of progress' on Climate and Environment priority actions.

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Health - Health and wellbeing - We will improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, taking a Health in All Policies approach, with good education, jobs, travel, housing, better access to health and social care services and environmental sustainability. We will achieve better outcomes by targeting areas of deprivation, aiming to level opportunity across the city. Get a 'snapshot of progress' on Health and wellbeing priority actions.

Key aims of the Council Plan

Watch our Executive Members outline the key aims of the Council Plan for their areas of responsibility.


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