Meeting: 18/10/2011 - Cabinet (Item 74)
Report of Adrian Stasiak, Executive Member for Performance and Business Development.
Appendix B (Consultation Comments) to follow as the consultation period does not end until 14th October.
The Vice-Chairman presented the draft Corporate Plan and stated that although it was not a legal document it helped Breckland Council prioritise its resources to provide quality services and value for money.
The Senior Procurement and Performance Officer reported that the Draft Corporate Plan 2011-2015 described the main areas of focus for the Council over the next four years.
The Plan had been made available to the public on the website and for Officers on the Intranet. A link had also been distributed to all Members and Parish Clerks.
Comments received as part of the consultation process had been captured in Appendix B (attached as a separate document to the report) and Cabinet was being asked to approve the Plan and authority be delegated to the Leader and Chief Executive to sign of the final version incorporating any agreed amendments.
Mr Cowen said that this had already been discussed at the Overview & Scrutiny Commission and had been endorsed. He understood that it needed to change to move with the times.
1) That the draft publication of the Corporate Plan 2011-2015 be produced incorporating any amendments agreed by Cabinet (of which there were none) for Council on 27 October 2011.
2) That any amendments not be incorporated and the draft Corporate Plan 2011-2015 remains unchanged for approval at Council on 27 October 2011.
The Corporate Plan underpinned the Council’s annual corporate and financial planning processes and was a key document in the Council’s Policy Framework. It was the basis for the Council’s Business Plans for 2011/12 and the Medium Term Financial Strategy. It was also about doing things now which would help deliver the longer view which was to make Breckland a better place with a brighter future for everyone.
RECOMMEND to Council that the Corporate Plan 2011-15 be adopted and the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive be given delegated authority to sign off the Corporate Plan 2011-2015 by 31 October 2011, subject to final proofing.