Existing plans and strategies produced by the Council in conjunction with its partners and communities have been examined to identify common issues, purposes and objectives.
The common elements have been recorded in a series of tables under the four Outcomes and can be viewed below.
In addition a range of statistics have been examined to determine if the statistics indicate a different story of an improving or declining resource – these statistics can also be viewed below.
To ensure that the Community Strategy reflects the Council’s Equality Policy and follows the principles of sustainability the document has had two high level assessments :-
Equalities Impact Assessment which can be viewed here
Sustainability Appraisal which can be viewed here
The Council held a 6 week consultation period during September – October 2013 and a summary of the responses received can be viewed here.
- Active Communities - Evidence Base This outcome focuses on the people that work and live in the District, encouraging healthy lifestyles and active participation in their communities, and ensuring that they can access the services they need.
- Economic Prosperity - Evidence Base The District has a dynamic and creative economy, supported by excellent education provision and communications. It has a thriving tourism sector and two strong business improvement districts.
- Efficient and Effective Council - Evidence Base This outcome focuses on the process of how the Council as an organisation delivers services to its residents and businesses
- High Quality Environment - Evidence Base The District is fortunate to have both an attractive natural environment, complemented by heritage-rich towns and villages, which all contribute to its sense of place, valued by all
- Key Statistics Statistics have been examined to determine if the statistics indicate a different story of an improving or declining resource – these statistics can be viewed below.