Views sought on Council's long-term plans

The homes we live in, the jobs in the area, the local environment and the way in which services are delivered - these are all things covered in the proposed new ten-year plan for Selby District Council.

Now the Council wants to find out people's views on the proposed plan, which - when adopted - will set out the things the Council will focus on to 2030.  It also covers the principles for how it will deliver on these big ambitions, including making the best use of technology and a focus on supporting people's wellbeing.

The plan is divided into four big priorities, to continue to support the district to be a great place.

  • A great place to live - by improving the supply of homes in the district, improving the quality of council-owned homes and supporting improvements to town centres in Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn.
  • A great place to enjoy - by playing a leading role to reduce carbon emissions, continuing to support safe neighbourhoods and improving sustainable transport.
  • A great place to grow - by supporting business investment, creating more well-paid jobs and raising skills levels.
  • The Council delivering great value - through making more services available online, delivering good quality services and being financially stable for the future.

The plan is a ten-year vision, but within it the Council's identified priorities for the first three years.  Read full details of the plan here, including a chance to have your say.

Council Leader, Cllr Mark Crane, explained why he wanted to ask for comments on the draft plan, "It's important that we reflect the needs and aspirations of the district.  We're the fastest-growing area in North Yorkshire and rightly proud of our quality of life and employment opportunities.  This plan sets out the ways in which the Council can support these things into the future.

"The plan is built on the success of the Council over recent years.  No doubt it'll evolve over the full ten years, but it's important to have a broad framework in place to ensure that we put our resources into the delivering the things that are most important for now and for the future."

The consultation runs from 13 October to 25 November.