Our key strategies, plans and policies

Below you will find information and links to our strategic documents.

Nine key strategies, plans and policies

Link to policy Description
North Yorkshire community plan The North Yorkshire community plan 2014-17 sets out some key priorities for how to help make North Yorkshire an even better place in which to live, work and visit.
The council plan The council plan is the cornerstone of our policy framework. It provides the basis for all that we do and for the many other plans and strategies that we must produce. It will help shape our budgets.
 Medium-term financial strategy (pdf / 2 MB) The medium-term financial strategy sets out how resources will be put in place to support the delivery of the council plan, and to enable priorities and service objectives to be achieved.
 Corporate equality policy statement (pdf / 64 KB) We are committed to equality and to making fair treatment an important part of everything we do. This statement sets out how we will achieve our aims.
Children and young people's plan: Young and Yorkshire 2 The children and young people's plan for all children, young people and their families living in North Yorkshire. The plan sets out our vision for North Yorkshire to be a place of opportunity where all children and young people are happy, healthy and achieving.
Joint health and wellbeing strategy The joint health and wellbeing strategy, is produced by the health and wellbeing board. It explains what health and wellbeing priorities the board has set in order to tackle identified needs. It is not about taking action on everything at once, but about setting priorities for joint action and making a real impact on people's lives.
Local development framework As the minerals and waste planning authority for the parts of the county outside the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks, we have a statutory duty to prepare a minerals and waste development framework, containing proposals and policies to guide minerals and waste planning decisions.
The local transport plan The local transport plan is a set of documents that the Government requires all local transport authorities to produce. The plan sets out our plans and strategies for maintaining and improving all aspects of the local transport system over a set period of time. We adopted the plan to cover the period from 2016 to 2045 in February 2016.
 Let's Talk Less Rubbish waste strategy (pdf / 535 KB) "Let's talk less rubbish" is the strategy that sets out how waste in York and North Yorkshire will be dealt with in the next 20 years.

Other strategies, plans and policies

Link to policy Description
Council constitution The constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. It also details our policy framework which includes documents which are approved by the full county council.
 Carers strategy - caring for carers 2017-22 (pdf / 956 KB) Caring for carers sets out North Yorkshire’s over-arching strategy for promoting carers' health and wellbeing. It has been produced by the health and wellbeing board for North Yorkshire, working on behalf of local residents. It is an all-ages strategy, aimed at supporting carers to both continue caring and to have a life of their own.
 Transformation plan for children and young people’s emotional and mental health (pdf / 9 MB) Our transformation plan for children and young people's emotional and mental health up to 2020, working in partnership with local clinical commissioning groups.
 Closing the gap in early years strategy 2015 - 2018 (pdf / 619 KB) A strategy for all early years providers, practitioners and local authority services working with young children from 0-5 years.
Strategy for school improvement North Yorkshire's strategy and support for partnership working with schools and settings to improve outcomes for all children and young people.
 A plan for economic growth 2017 (pdf / 1 MB) This document outlines the council’s vision for economic growth and identifies its role in supporting this aspiration. Economic growth can lead to better quality of life for all of the County’s citizens by increasing average wages, improving long-term health outcomes, addressing economic inequality and creating greater levels of choice and fulfilment for those people wishing to live and work in North Yorkshire.

Additional health and wellbeing strategies can be found here.

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