The Stockport Council Plan

Delivering on our ambitions for Stockport

Our Council Plan for 2020/21 sets out our ambitions for the next 12 months for the people, places and communities of Stockport.

Enabling better outcomes for all our citizens and communities, making sure they can be resilient, independent and lead happy and healthy lives, is at the heart of our Plan.

Stockport is changing for the better, with a focus on regenerating our Town Centre for the 21st century. The launch of the first Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) in Greater Manchester will transform Stockport Town Centre West into one of the newest, coolest, greenest urban neighbourhoods in the region.

Our ambition is to bring the Metrolink network to Stockport, and a recent announcement has brought this closer. This builds on our plans for a new transport interchange to make Stockport one of the best connected towns in the North.

Changes to our children’s and adults services are focused on providing early help and support at a local level to residents, their families and carers when they most need it. This will make sure they can live the best lives possible.

Our award-winning Digital programme has helped thousands of residents to improve their digital skills and confidence, whilst improving online access to services and information.

We continue to face significant challenges and uncertainties, including:

  • climate change
  • the impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU)
  • our ageing population
  • government funding

Whilst difficult decisions will need to be made, we remain committed to working with local people to deliver the best possible outcomes for Stockport. As part of ‘Our Stockport Conversation’, we're already engaging with young people about how Stockport will look in the future. This will be developed further during 2020 to agree a long-term, shared vision for Stockport.

The 2020/21 Stockport Council Plan was approved by the Council Meeting on 27 February 2020.

Stockport Council Plan 2020 to 2021

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An Equality Impact Assessment (PDF 38Kb) for the Plan 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 June 2020.

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.