North Yorkshire County Council

Corporate and Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee

5th December 2022


Council Plan 2023-27



1.0       Purpose of Report


1.1       To update Corporate and Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the development of the Council Plan for the new council.



2.0       Development Progress


2.1       The Council Plan 2023 – 2027 will require approval by full Council (on 22 February 2023) alongside the Budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy, with prior consideration at the Executive (on 24 January 2023).


2.2       The Policy and Equalities Group of the LGR Governance work stream were tasked with developing “a new council plan for the new council.” The group, consisting of representatives from all eight authorities, did some initial work to look at the common areas from the eight existing council plans and those of other unitary authorities. This gave some options for the structure of the new plan, that were presented to the Chief Executive and later discussed informally with Executive members.


2.3       It was agreed with the Chief Executive that the plan would be a four-year plan with an annual refresh, and that the plan would be developed under five themes:

·           Place & Environment: A clean, sustainable, and attractive place to live, work and visit

·           Economy: A strong economy that enables residents and businesses to thrive

·           Health & wellbeing: All residents live happy, healthy, and active lives

·           People: Everyone can start well, live well and age well

·           Organisation: An innovative, inclusive, and enterprising council


2.4       The Policy and Equalities group are now working with workstreams and services to ensure the language and priorities that sit within the plan are consistent with their direction of travel. Engagement with work streams and services is currently taking place and the table below reflects the feedback received to date.


2.5       Draft key ambitions, outcomes, and priorities for the Council Plan are detailed in Appendix 1.


2.6       Work is ongoing to develop the full draft plan.  The full draft plan will be circulated by email to all members of the Council as soon as possible after 19 December 2022, when there will be an opportunity to comment further.


3.0       Recommendation


3.1       The Corporate and Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to comment on the draft key ambitions, outcomes, and priorities for the Council Plan.



Neil Irving - Assistant Director - Policy, Partnerships and Communities

24 November 2022