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Strategies, Policies, and Plans

Our published strategies, policies, and plans

pdf icon Our strategies, plans and policies [26kb] shape the way we deliver and improve services.


Vision for the district


Corporate wide strategies, policies, and plans

  • Our Council Strategy 2019-2023 sets out our priorities, which are aligned to the West Berkshire Vision, and a realistic set of objectives that we will deliver for the people of West Berkshire, whilst living within our means.
  • Our pdf icon Medium Term Financial Strategy [656kb] is a rolling three year strategy which is built to ensure that the financial resources, both revenue and capital, are available to deliver the Council Strategy.
  • Our pdf icon ICT Strategy [1Mb] shows how we will develop our IT systems and digital services.
  • Our pdf icon Workforce Strategy 2019-2023 [344kb] ties together various policies and activities that affect the workforce.
  • Our Equality Policy sets out our vision and commitment to equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.
  • Our Consultation Policy sets out our approach and commitment to consultation.

Service level strategies, policies, and plans

Categorised by the council strategy priorities and core business activities

Ensure our vulnerable children and adults achieve better outcomes


Support everyone to reach their full potential

  • Our Domestic Abuse Strategy is our vision for individuals, families and children to live freely from domestic abuse.
  • Our pdf icon Health and Wellbeing Strategy [2Mb], which is developed with our partner organisations, shows how we aim to 'Add Life to Years and Years to Life' for all our residents.
  • Our School Improvement Strategy aims to ensure that all our schools are at least 'good' and all children make maximum progress, achieving their potential.

Support businesses to start develop and thrive in West Berkshire

  • Our draft Economic Development Strategy looks at how the council and its partners might meet the economic challenges we believe are likely to emerge in the coming years. The draft went out for consultation on 17 June 2020, and will be published in due course.
  • Our Economic Reports and Plans shows how existing strategies and plans will work together to promote both growth and economic wellbeing across the district over the coming five years.

Develop local infrastructure including housing to support and grow the local economy

  • Our Housing Strategy is our vision for housing services across West Berkshire for the next five years.
  • Our Local Development Order for Greenham Business Park provides a streamlined planning process.
  • Our Development Planwhich sets out our local planning policies, is made up of a number of different documents, including for example, the Core Strategy Development Plan Document, the Housing Sites Allocations Development Plan Document and the West Berkshire District Local Plan.
  • Our Tenancy Strategy guides Registered Providers (RP's) in developing tenancy policies for their own stock, as we are a non-stockholding authority.

Maintain a green district

  • Our draft Environment Strategy details the different ways we, with the help of the local community, can contribute towards tackling the climate crisis and achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. The final strategy will be published during summer 2020.
  • Our pdf icon Local Transport Plan [2Mb] (LTP) helps us to work out the transport needs of the district, and sets out a framework as to how we'll meet them up to the year 2026. It is supported by a number of strategies designed to help deliver the priorities within the plan, including for example, the Active Travel Strategy and the Road Safety Strategy.
  • Our Waste Strategy is our long-term vision to maximise recycling and reduce rubbish.

Ensure sustainable services through innovation and partnerships


Other strategies, policies and plans

  • Our Gambling Licence Policy identifies what we will generally consider when looking at applications for a gambling license
  • Our Licensing Policy sets out how we will determine applications made under the Licensing Act 2003
  • Our pdf icon Smoke Free Workplace Policy [46kb] seeks to guarantee the right of all employees and visitors to breath air free of tobacco smoke or vapour from e-cigarettes and to comply with smoke-free legislation.