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Craven District Council

Council Plan and Priorities

The Council has agreed its vision and priorities for the financial years 2019-2020. These are are set out in the Council Plan 2019 - 2020.

The updated Plan covers the period 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020 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 


ENTERPRISING CRAVEN - facilitating economic growth across Craven

       What we will do:

  • Enable the provision of 230 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:

  • Create a council that is financially viable without government grant and able to deliver the services its residents require