Decision details

South Kesteven District Council Corporate Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




1)    Cabinet recommends to Council the approval of the Corporate Plan 2020-23 as attached at Appendix A to the Leader of the Council’s report.

2)    Cabinet notes that the key performance indicators and success criteria for each action will be developed by the Overview and Scrutiny Committees and the Cabinet.


Considerations/Reason for decision:


  • The report of the Leader of the Council on the South Kesteven District Council Corporate Plan 2020-23.
  • The Corporate Plan would underpin the Council’s strategic activity and the Council’s performance framework. This would be embedded through service planning and individual performance appraisals.
  • Data sources used to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) for the District, from which the vision, priorities and actions were identified.
  • Consultation and workshops with Council Members.
  • The initial equality impact analysis attached as Appendix B to the report of the Leader of the Council.


Other options considered:


1.    Do nothing – continue without a Corporate Plan – allocations within the annual budget would effectively set the strategy; there would be limited links to objectives, success criteria and performance targets.


2.    Do minimum – develop an annual plan / business plan – this was rejected as it would inhibit long-term planning and focus more on deliverable activity in a single year, rather than any strategic goals.


3.    Develop a single integrated Corporate Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy – this was rejected due to the need for a revised budget mid-year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Additionally, these documents are generally created separately in local authorities. The Corporate Plan sets the framework in which subsequent budgets are set.

Publication date: 09/09/2020

Date of decision: 08/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Cabinet

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