The Stockport Council Plan

Delivering a Stockport for now and for the future

Our new Council Plan outlines how we'll continue to invest in our Town Centre, growing our economy, providing housing and employment opportunities for local people, as well as making Stockport an even better place to live, work and visit.

The last 12 months have seen us take some major steps towards delivering our ambitions for Stockport.


  • working with our communities and investing in the skills and ideas of local residents
  • building resilience through our ‘Stockport Local’ approach
  • continuing to deliver high quality services
  • working with partners to ensure that people have the support they need and our more vulnerable residents are protected

Our 2019/20 Plan sets out our priorities for the year ahead, framed by the five high-level shared outcomes from our Borough Plan. We’re experiencing the toughest times we’ve ever had to face, with:

  • reducing resources
  • increasing demand
  • an ageing population
  • uncertainties around future funding
  • Brexit

Our approach to meeting these challenges aims to ensure fairness whilst making the best use of our assets and income to protect the front-line services people rely on. We’re committed to balancing our costs whilst reforming services to ensure we’re fit for the future, and this will involve some tough choices.

The next Council Plan will look and feel very different. Not only will we have a new Leader, but we’ll be reviewing and refreshing our local priorities with local partners, residents and businesses as part of a new Borough Plan. As our priorities evolve, we remain ambitious for Stockport with some exciting developments taking shape that will deliver real benefits for all our residents and businesses. We look forward to reporting our progress on this over the next 12 months.

The 2019/20 Stockport Council Plan was approved by the Council Meeting on 21 February 2019.

Stockport Council Plan 2019 to 2020

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An Equality Impact Assessment (PDF 107Kb) for the Plan was also carried out, ensuring that the priorities in the Plan meet the needs of all sections of Stockport society.

The information in the Plan supports our Portfolio Agreements which will be updated and published in June 2019.

Our Performance and Resources framework makes sure that the impact of our investments, activities and projects can be measured. View our performance reports on our democracy pages. We'll also continue to publish a range of detailed datasets on our transparency pages.