Strategies, plans and policies
Council Plan 2016 to 2020
The Council Plan 2016 to 2020 was agreed at Council on 25 February 2016 and is effective from 1 April 2016.
The Council Plan is a high level document which outlines our ambition for the borough, identifying key themes and priorities.
The council’s focus over the next four years is to lay strong foundations that will shape the way the borough grows over the next 25-30 years and deliver opportunities for all communities. The council aims to ensure residents and future generations continue to enjoy an excellent quality of life and environment, which well planned growth can secure.
Key priorities of the Council Plan are:
Preparing for controlled and sustainable growth
- Create jobs and opportunities by supporting new and existing businesses.
- Ensure a work-ready workforce by linking employers and education providers.
- Support Provision of quality homes, affordable to all through growth and regeneration.
- Invest in our Infrastructure.
Improving residents’ quality of life
- Enhance leisure and cultural facilities.
Maintain and enhance our built and natural environment.
Support a borough all feel safe in.
Supporting those that need it
- Promote strong communities.
- Support wellbeing initiatives that improve life chances.
- Support homeless and vulnerable groups.
Underpinning our priorities is a cross cutting theme to ensure we remain a low tax council; drive efficiency; use technology to improve customer access, speed up processes, transactions and decisions; and to enter into partnerships and service delivery arrangements that improve service and reduce cost.
The Council Plan sits alongside the Budget strategy, together they set out how we will establish the basis for successful future growth and deliver on our key priorities which are intended to maintain Basingstoke and Deane as an exceptional borough providing opportunities for all that live and work here.
More detail of the key activity to deliver the Council Plan is provided through Portfolio Holder Plans and Directorate Service Plans which are linked below:
In addition to the Council Plan, there is a range of published strategies and policies that guide the council’s work, these include the Local Plan and Housing and Homelessness Strategy.
Please see the links to the strategies and policies below:
Local Strategic Partnership
The Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership (BASP) is a voluntary partnership. It brings together different sectors to focus on local issues in a strategic and co-ordinated way.
BASP is a joint venture with all partners working to the same overall aim of improving the quality of life to the benefit of everyone living and working in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane. It acts as a strategic body that focuses on current strategic issues and on future challenges; the individual partners carry out the work of delivering the agreed key priorities.
Working in partnership provides an opportunity for networking and helps organisations to come up with joint solutions. Working together gives us a chance to share information and resources and achieve more than we could do on our own.
BASP operates with a flexible structure made up of elected representatives from the district, parish and county councils, and representatives of the public, private, voluntary and community sectors
For more information about the work of the partnership, who is involved and to view minutes from recent meetings please visit the BASP website