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Cabinet Decision: 15th February 2018
Title of Item/Report
The Council Plan 2018-21
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented a draft Council Plan for 2018-21, prior to it being submitted for to Council for approval.

The Council Plan set out the vision and key objectives of the Council. It aimed to provide clarity and focus for Councillors, managers, staff, members of the public and partners about the Council’s ambitions. The full Council Plan was attached to the report.

The Council Plan summarised the Council’s strategic position over the next 3 years and was reviewed and approved annually by Cabinet and Full Council. Cabinet received six monthly update reports that contain key indicators plus key announcements and developments.

The Council Plan described the Council’s Vision and Key Objectives across eight themes:-

Economic Regeneration and Transport
Environment and Housing
Community Safety
Children and Young People
Health and Wellbeing
Strong Communities
Adults
Arts, Culture and Leisure

The Council Plan described the Council’s four policy principles that support our decision making:

• Protect the vulnerable
• Create economic prosperity
• Tackle inequality
• Help people to be healthier

The Council Plan was fully aligned with four key supporting plans, for which Cabinet received quarterly update reports containing key indicators plus key announcements and developments:

a. Finance - The Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) summarised the Council’s financial position over the next 3 years and was reviewed and approved annually by Cabinet and Full Council.

b. Economic Growth - The Economic Strategy set out the Council’s long term vision and ambitions in relation to economic growth and was reviewed and approved annually by Cabinet. The Economic Growth Plan set out what would be delivered in the next 3 years to deliver the outcomes and ambitions in the Economic Strategy and was also reviewed and approved annually by Cabinet.

c. Adults - The Adult Social Care Strategy: Promoting Independence set out what would be delivered in the next 3 years to deliver the Council’s outcomes and ambitions in relation to adults social care services and was reviewed and approved annually by Cabinet.

d. Children - The Children’s Services Strategy set out what would be delivered in the next 3 years to deliver the Council’s outcomes and ambitions in relation to children and young people and was reviewed and approved annually by Cabinet.

Discussion sessions had been organised for the 14th and 16th February 2018, for elected members to discuss the Council Plan alongside the Medium Term Financial Plan.

The full version of the Council Plan would be published on the Council’s website following approval by Full Council.

RECOMMENDED to Council that the Council Plan 2018-21 be approved.
Reasons for the Decision
The Council Plan is one of the key policy documents within the Council’s Constitution.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None.
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
N/A
Attachment

Date of Publication: 19 February 2018


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