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Council Plan and Priorities

The Council has agreed its vision and priorities for the financial years 2016 to 2019. These are are set out in the Council Plan 2016 - 2019.

The updated Plan covers the period 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2019 and sets out the Council priorities for improvement. It does not include everything the Council will do. 


The Council's Vision

'For Craven to be an increasingly prosperous place with strong, vibrant communities that celebrate their unique rural and urban settings, and where all residents enjoy a good quality of life.'


The Council's Priorities for 2016 - 2019

ENTERPRISING CRAVEN - facilitating economic growth across Craven

       What we will do:

  • Enable the provision of 290 homes per year across Craven to meet the needs of our current and future communities
  • Stimulate business growth 
  • Improve  the economic vitality of Craven's market towns and villages


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES - creating sustainable communities across Craven

        What we will do:

  • Enable active communities and improve quality of life
  • Create greener communities


FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY - ensuring a self-sustainable Council  

What we will do:

  • Eliminate the reliance on Government Revenue Support Grant by 2020





Please note this page has been recently updated due to an editing error which listed the priority as Financial Resilience. This was the historic priority which has been reworded for the 2016/19 period to Financial Sustainability.  The downloadable Council Plan document has also been uploaded due to the same error in the Our Priorities summary on Page 5. The Council apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.