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City of York Council unveils new plan for the next 4 years

The City of York Council has unveiled a new plan that sets out its priorities for the next four years. The plan, called "One City, for all", focuses on making the city more affordable, healthy and equal for everyone.

The themes of the Plan the council will focus on are:

  • Health and well-being: a health-generating city, for children and adults
  • Education and skills: high-quality skills and learning for all
  • Economy and good employment: a fair, thriving, green economy for all
  • Transport: sustainable accessible transport for all
  • Housing: increasing the supply of affordable housing
  • Sustainability: cutting carbon, enhancing the environment for our future
  • How the council operates

Councillor Claire Douglas, Leader of City of York Council said:

Claire Douglas

This Council Plan is an ambitious and realistic vision for the future of our city.

"We are up for the challenge and will work hard for the city, for residents and for communities. We can’t do this alone, and we will work with the whole city to deliver our ambitions. We will work to create equal opportunity, find innovative ways to make the city more affordable using external funding wherever possible, tackle climate change, improve health and wellbeing, and target the areas in the city which need the most support, improving the lives of residents now and for generations to come.”

Councillor Pete Kilbane, Deputy Leader of City of York Council and Executive Member for Transport and Economy said:

Pete Kilbane

We are committed to delivering on our vision so every York resident has a stake in the city and the opportunity to succeed and live a happy and healthy life.

"This sums up what we are here to try to achieve. This Plan is in line with the commitments we made to the people of York and we are focused on delivering them. In each of our commitments and themes we are focussed on ensuring everyone is included and supported to achieve their goals, from developing the right skills to get the job they want to finding a home that is affordable. These are some of the basics of a society and an economy that functions well. With such limited resource we will have to focus it on where it’s most needed to deliver our aspiration to be one city, for all."

The plan will be discussed at an Executive meeting this week. If approved, it will be taken to Full Council for approval on September 21st 2023.

Photo Credit: iStock/ City of York Council

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