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Council Plan

Purple heart graphic - We put people at the heart of everything we do

The Council Plan is a high-level strategic document which sets out our key priorities and themes for the next five years. While our new Council Plan 2022-27 has been launched, it takes effect from March 2022. We are still working on the previous Council Plan which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Our vision and priorities 2022-27

We put people first and deliver sustainable services, to enable a brighter future together.

We have set our priorities for the next five years, 2022 to 2027, against the backdrop of the continued impact of the pandemic on our people, towns and economy, ongoing challenges of Brexit and continued uncertainty about how central government will support local councils. Our finance strategies support the delivery of our priorities, so we’ve also reviewed these to ensure they are robust, agile, and making best use of taxpayers’ money as we move forward.

Our three key priorities:

  • People first
  • Sustainability
  • A brighter future together


The Plan also identifies four key themes which we will focus on during the next five years:

  • Our environment
  • Our local economy
  • Our places
  • Our services

Performance management

Performance management helps to ensure that the we are achieving what we set out to do and are giving value for money. We measure our performance to analyse how well we are doing and to identify opportunities for improvement.

Effective performance management requires performance information that is robust and accurate. Regular updates on how the council is performing are provided to senior managers and to councillors every three months.


Council Plan 2021-2026