Corporate plan 2019 to 2023

This is our corporate plan for the next four years - a shared vision for Eden to be a sustainable community and place now, whilst safeguarding the needs of future generations. Partnership working and collaboration will be the key to success in delivering on our ambitions. We can only deliver this plan through working with residents, the business community, and with public, voluntary and community sectors.

We have updated our strategic priorities for the year 2020-2021, which includes the Recovery Plan Initiatives developed in response to the global pandemic.

Recovery Plan 2020

Read our Recovery Plan for 2020.

Strategic priorities 2020-2021

Read our Strategic Priorities for 2020-2021.

Our vision for Eden

Our vision for Eden is of a place where people act together to meet the needs of all and ensure the well-being of future generations.

Our priorities

In order to achieve this vision, we will focus on four priorities:

  • Sustainable - Make our Council financially viable, customer focused and zero carbon. Co-produce economic opportunities and strategies which will protect Eden’s working cultural landscapes and biodiversity, aiming to store more carbon than is produced in the District.

  • Healthy, safe and secure - Improve housing, both new build and existing, working towards self-sufficiency in energy and co-produce healthy, connected, prosperous communities, for all, urban and rural.

  • Connected - Improve digital connectivity, transport and access to attract and support businesses, employees and families, connecting Eden with the global economy and knowledge industries. People are connected in communities with access to education, work, healthcare and leisure.

  • Creative - Support businesses to respond to national and global changes and encourage innovation in tourism, food and green industries and develop arts and cultural activities to add to town centre vibrancy, support communities and improve health and well-being.

We declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency in July 2019. We want to make our operations zero carbon by 2030; encourage initiatives which help Eden district to become net zero carbon; improve biodiversity while protecting our working cultural landscapes and economies.

We want to be leaders in shaping a sustainable model for living in changing times and for Eden to become a centre of excellence for the latest green technologies.

Eden will be a sustainable place where everyone has an opportunity to prosper. To promote this future we need to deliver a set of key building blocks:

  • a reviewed Eden Local Development Plan;
  • housing and affordable housing strategies;
  • improved broadband for our businesses, communities and visitors;
  • and business growth which encourages ambitious young people to live and work in the district.

Getting things done is important to us. We will be reporting back to you on progress in delivering these priorities.

Sustainable

Make our Council financially viable, customer focused and zero carbon. Co-produce economic opportunities and strategies which will protect Eden’s working cultural landscapes and biodiversity, aiming to store more carbon than is produced in the District.

By March 2023 we will have:

  • Prepared a revised Local Plan ready for submission to the Secretary of State.
  • Achieved financial viability by transforming the Councils operating model, focussing on customers, service delivery, digital technology, accommodation, workforce skills and income generation.
  • Identified and attained interim targets towards achieving net zero carbon by 2030.
  • A sustainable waste and recycling system.
  • Renewable energy schemes in operation.

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Healthy, safe and secure

Improve housing, both new build and existing, working towards self-sufficiency in energy and co-produce healthy, connected, prosperous communities, for all, urban and rural.

By March 2023 we will have:

  • Improved the availability of activities to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all through leisure centres, exercise outreach programmes, arts and countryside.
  • Delivered sustainable housing that meets local need.
  • Provided accessible Eden District Council services to meet changing customer needs.
  • Delivered plans supporting the future of rural communities – transport, rural skills, microbusinesses.
  • Retain and attract a working age population to overcome the increasing demographic imbalance.

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Connected

Improve digital connectivity, transport and access to attract and support businesses, employees and families, connecting Eden with the global economy and knowledge industries. People are connected in communities with access to education, work, healthcare and leisure.

By March 2023 we will have:

  • Improved links between the community and the Council.
  • Created conditions supporting technology businesses to set up and thrive in the district. Creating infrastructure and work space, achieving targets towards 100% broadband coverage of Eden District.
  • Worked in partnership to improve strategic and local road infrastructure.
  • Supported provision and use of safe walking and cycling routes in towns, villages and rural areas.
  • Seen improvements in provision of public transport for rural communities.

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Creative

Support businesses to respond to national and global changes and encourage innovation in tourism, food and green industries and develop arts and cultural activities to add to town centre vibrancy, support communities and improve health and well-being.

By March 2023 we will have:

  • Established Eden as a place for innovators in digital, green and other businesses and for artists and craftspeople.
  • Created conditions that support the development of green businesses.
  • Reinvented our town centres for the future.
  • Delivered employment sites which incorporate plans to reach net zero carbon emissions.

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