The Stockport Council Plan

Delivering for Stockport through the coronavirus pandemic

Our new Council Plan has been developed during the coronavirus pandemic and our response and recovery activity is reflected across our priorities. However, our plan for the year ahead is not only about continuing to face the challenges of coronavirus. It also takes the many positives from our response, particularly the joint work with and collaboration across our local communities, to help us build a hopeful and ambitious future for Stockport.

These ambitions continue to support the shared outcomes from our Borough Plan:

  • Stockport people are able to make positive choices and be independent, and those who need support to get it
  • Stockport benefits from a thriving economy
  • Stockport is a place people want to live
  • Stockport communities are safe, resilient and inclusive

Over the last 12 months we’ve:

  • progressed our exciting long-term regeneration plans through the Mayoral Development Corporation
  • committed to improving the environment through our Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) strategy
  • worked with young people, parents and carers to develop an ambitious and inclusive approach for our young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The plan builds on the strong relationships, positive experiences and opportunities that have been created. By continuing to work together for Stockport we can build a better future for everyone and face the major challenges ahead. This includes:

  • responding to coronavirus
  • managing the impacts of Brexit
  • addressing the effects of climate change
  • tackling wider inequalities within and across our communities
  • increasing demand in areas such as social care and children’s services
  • reduced resources and budgets

Alongside developing our organisational plan, we’ve been working with other local public services, businesses, community and voluntary organisations across Stockport to develop a new Borough Plan. This will set out a new, shared long-term vision and priorities for Stockport. What we’ve learned from these conversations during 2020 has helped identify our Council Plan priorities and will shape our longer-term plans for the borough.

As a council, we’re committed to working with our communities, digitally, in partnership and with our employees. Making Stockport an even better place to grow up, live, work and to age well continues to be at the heart of our Plan.

The 2021/22 Stockport Council Plan was approved by the Council Meeting on 25 February 2021.

Council Plan 2021 to 2022

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An Equality Impact Assessment for the Plan (PDF 235Kb) was also carried out, making sure that the priorities in the Plan meet the needs of everyone in Stockport.

The information in the Plan supports our Portfolio Agreements which will be updated and published in the new municipal year.

Our Performance and Resources framework helps us to measure the impact of our spending, activities and plans. You can view our performance reports to Scrutiny Committees on our democracy pages. We'll also continue to publish a range of detailed datasets on our transparency pages.