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Council Plan

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Council Plan

The Council Plan was approved on 23 January 2017, and is the Councils strategic planning document.¬† The Council Plan was refreshed in June 2018 after members reviewed it’s progress. The Council Plan sets out what the Council will do. It includes the Councils statutory responsibilities and the priorities of the Councils committees.

It is based upon 5 key areas for action:

  1. Health & Wellbeing
  2. Economic Development
  3. Transport
  4. Growth
  5. Community Engagement

The Council Plan has been implemented by working in partnership with other authorities, agencies, organisations, businesses, and the community of Penrith.

It helps the public, councillors and staff understand what the Council does and how the Council will contribute to local, district and county wide priorities and is supported by the Council’s budget.

The Council Plan has three parts:

  • The first, identifies the opportunities, challenges, and projects for the next five years. These priorities have been identified and developed in partnership with the public, and stakeholders.
  • The second part requires each officer and respective committee to develop an annual work plan prioritising their committee activities.
  • The third part is an annual update which will set out how the priorities were delivered and how they were measured and proposals for the next year.

The Council Plan informs the Councils budget setting and financial strategies and is an essential tool for planning and delivering services now and in the future.

The refreshed Council Plan is available HERE

A new Council Plan will be developed in 2019 as a result of the comments we have received¬† during our consultation for the Neighbourhood Plan for Penrith. Your feedback that doesn’t “fit” into planning policy will be considered as Town Council Actions. The new 2019 Council will develop the revised Council Plan in the early summer.