Draft 5 Year Plan
The 5 Year Plan (our strategic statement) is our flagship strategy. It unites the council with clear outcomes and objectives.
In 2019 - 20, we asked for your views to help make Kent the best place to live, work, play, learn and invest in.
To shape a draft plan, we used feedback from:
- Kent residents
- young people
- voluntary and community sector organisations
- our staff
- elected members
- our partners across public services.
We have heard about what is important to quality of life in Kent and what people’s priorities are.
Based on what we have heard, we have developed a draft plan. The plan shapes what we will do, what we will prioritise spending money on and how we will work together with our partners over the next 5 years.
The plan sets out 7 draft outcomes for Kent:
Each outcome has a set of more specific objectives that we will work with partners to deliver. We will also stand up for Kent’s interests with government.
Now we are keen to hear your thoughts about it so we can make changes before publishing the final version.
The consultation ran from the 6 January to the 17 February 2020.
We sought your views on:
- how well the 7 draft outcomes reflect what is important to your quality of life
- how well the draft objectives will help us to deliver each of these outcomes.
The consultation material is available to view on our consultation directory.
We are now bringing together a ‘You Said, We Did’ report which will include an analysis of the engagement and consultation feedback and KCC’s response to this. This will be published on the consultation website. This report will be presented to our Corporate Management Team, our Cabinet and County Council in February and March 2020 as part of the approval process.
We will also be bringing together a shorter summary document of the final 5 year plan.
Update September 2020
We have carefully analysed the responses to the 5 Year Plan consultation. Unfortunately due to the huge and unprecedented impact of coronavirus, it has been necessary to pause the development of the 5 Year Plan while we take stock of the new circumstances that Kent is faced with in responding to and recovering from the pandemic.
The priorities that came out from the 5 Year Plan consultation remain highly relevant and will continue to inform our future thinking and planning. An interim strategic plan is due to be presented to County Council later in the year, which will set out more detail about our short-term objectives. We will continue to listen to the views and ideas of residents in order to shape our priorities and plans going forward and all consultation opportunities will be advertised on our website.