Council plan

The council plan 2023-27 sets out the council’s vision, ambitions and priorities for the next four years, as well as the approach we will take to achieve them.

The plan addresses the exciting opportunity the creation of NYC gives us to transform services, drive innovation and improve outcomes, but also the many significant challenges ahead including the impact of inflation, increased demand for our services, climate change, and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on our communities.

Here is a brief summary of what the plan entails:

Our vision: We want to build on North Yorkshire’s natural capital, strong local economy and resilient communities, to improve the way local services are delivered and support a good quality of life for all.

The plan is based around five key themes (each theme has a number of ambitions and priorities):

  • place and environment
  • economy
  • health and wellbeing
  • people
  • organisation

Locality working is another key element to the council plan, with the plan outlining our four pillars of locality working:

  • local services and access
  • local accountability
  • local action
  • local empowerment

The plan also details where our funding comes from and what it is spent on.

View the council plan

 You can  view the latest version of the council plan here (pdf / 6 MB). We update the plan each year.

It is also available in alternative formats:

We are also required to give 28 days notice of key decisions due to be taken. We therefore publish a forward plan of key decisions at least once a month.

In addition to the council plan, we also publish detailed strategies, plans and policies.