The Best Council Plan is our strategic planning document, sitting at the top of a range of supporting strategies. It sets out what the council, working in partnership, will to do deliver better outcomes across Leeds. It informs our budget setting and financial strategies and is an essential tool for planning and delivering services. It also helps our staff understand how the work they do makes a real difference to the people of Leeds and shows our partners how we contribute to citywide priorities.
The Best Council Plan has two parts: the first, ‘Best Council Plan 2015-20’, provides the context for the longer-term challenges and opportunities we face; the second is an annual update and sets out the council’s priorities for that year.
The annual update explains:
- Outcomes – the difference we want to make across the city
- Priorities – what we will focus on to achieve these outcomes
- Key performance indicators – how we will know if we are making a difference
- Values – the council’s five core values that underpin everything we do and how we work
In the Documents section on this page you can download both parts of the Best Council Plan and an overview of how the council’s budget supports the Best Council Plan. Annual performance reports that look back on progress in delivering the previous year’s priorities are also available and published each summer.