Our Council Plan for 2019 to 2023 sets out our priorities over the coming years and details what steps we'll take to ensure York continues to make history and build communities.
Our key priorities
We've focused our plan on 8 key outcomes, 7 of which will improve the quality of life for all residents, and 1 which will enhance the way we work:
- good health and wellbeing
- well paid jobs and an inclusive economy
- getting around sustainably
- a better start for children and young people
- a greener and cleaner city
- creating homes and world-class infrastructure
- safe communities and culture for all
- an open and effective council
The plan was approved by Executive and formally approved by Full Council in October 2020, following consultation with residents, businesses and staff.
An update to the plan, recognising the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, was approved by Executive in May 2021.
During the consultation, we asked residents and businesses for their views through a range of channels, including:
- an online survey
- discussion boards placed across the city
In total, we received over 6,000 comments - we've published the results of the Council Plan consultation in 2019 on our Open Data Platform.
Progress against Council Plan priorities
We closely monitor how we're doing against each of our Council Plan priorities.
We produce annual and quarterly reports containing details of our:
Our Council Plan priorities and agreed budget are also embedded in our approach to Service Planning.
Key council strategies
We underpin our decision-making and work plans by a set of:
Access our current high-level strategies and documents in the following table. These have been approved by the council or through partnership arrangements, which guide both our own work and our partnership working.
We don't include every strategy, plan or policy in this list, but focus on those which are:
- cross-cutting, or
- relate to more than one service area
Note: Search for 'service specific' policies by searching for a specific keyword on this website.
|Strategy name||Date published||Committee approved||Responsible officer|
|The Council Plan 2015 to 2019||08/10/2015||Full Council on 08/10/2015||Chief Executive|
|Health and Wellbeing Strategy||08/03/2017||Health and Wellbeing Board on 08/03/2017||Director of Public Health|
|York Economic Strategy||19/05/2016||Executive on 19/05/2016||Corporate Director Economy and Place|
|Financial Strategy 2017/18 to 2021/22||23/02/2017||Full Council on 23/02/2017||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|Children and Young People's Plan 2016 to 2020||03/11/2015||YorOK Board on 09/11/2015||Corporate Director Children, Education and Communities|
|Children and Young People in Care Strategy 2016 to 2020||18/04/2017||Corporate Parenting Board on 18/04/2016||Corporate Director Children, Education and Communities|
|Risk Management Policy and Strategy||02/04/2009||Audit and Governance Committee on 31/03/2009||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|Local Transport Plan 2011 to 2031||07/04/2011||Full Council||Corporate Director Economy and Place|
|Asset Management Strategy 2017 to 2022||28/09/2017||Executive||Assistant Director Regeneration and Asset Management|
|York Skills Plan||01/08/2017||Decision Session - Economic Development and Community Engagement (Deputy Leader)||Corporate Director Children, Education and Communities|
|Performance Framework||18/07/2019||Executive on 18/07/2019||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|Corporate Procurement Strategy||17/07/2017||Decision Session - Executive Leader (incorporating Finance and Performance) on 17/07/2017||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|People Plan||14/07/2017||Executive on 14/07/2017||Corporate Director Customer and Corporate Services|
|Community Safety Strategy||28/09/2017||Executive on 28/09/2017||Corporate Director Health, Housing and Adult Social Care|
|Adult Safeguarding strategic plan||2016||City of York Safeguarding Adults Board||Corporate Director Health, Housing and Adult Social Care|
|York and North Yorkshire Housing Strategy 2015-2021||14/09/2015||York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Housing Board||Corporate Director Health, Housing and Adult Social Care|
|Flood Risk Management Strategy||03/03/2015||Executive||Corporate Director Economy and Place|
|Currently in draft: New Local Plan||Full Council||Corporate Director Economy and Place|
Previous Council Plans
Our Council Plan 2015 to 2019, was based on our statutory responsibilities and 3 key priorities:
- a prosperous city for all - where local businesses can thrive and residents have good quality jobs, housing and opportunities
- a focus on frontline services - to ensure all residents, particularly the least advantaged, can access reliable services and community facilities
- a council that listens to its residents - to ensure it delivers the services they want and works in partnership with local communities
In our Council Plan for 2011 to 2015, we set out our priorities and produced a 'high level' action plan for each of our 5 priorities:
- create jobs and grow the economy
- get York moving
- build strong communities
- protect vulnerable people
- protect the environment
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