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Strategies, plans and policies

What are strategies, plans and policies

Strategies, plans and policies shape the way we deliver and improve our services:

  • strategies - set out our overall aims for the medium to long term
  • policies - state the principles and rules we use to address and make decisions on particular issues.

Key strategies

The Big Plan and the Corporate Strategy are our key strategies and form how we begin to link services, teams and personal performance to our objectives.

They set out:

  • our key priorities to deliver our vision
  • our values
  • our decision making and resource allocation processes
  • how we begin to link services, teams and personal performance.

They are also the key components of our Performance Management Framework and lead the Council’s corporate planning process. These are supported by delivery plans which set out the actions and outcomes that will be delivered alongside key measures of success. It is intended to be relevant for 3-4 years, at least.

How other strategies, plans and policies are linked

Every other council and partnership strategy or plan must be able to demonstrate through its agreed governance and performance management process, how it contributes to achieving the priorities set out in the Big Plan and the Corporate Strategy.

Our corporate policy framework sets out the process for developing or reviewing a strategy or policy.

Search for individual strategies, plans and policies

  • Adoption and Surrogacy Policy - Leave and Pay Entitlement
  • BCP Anti Fraud and Corruption Policy (subject to annual evolution)
  • Appeals Policy
  • Asbestos Policy
  • Attendance and Wellbeing at Work Policy
  • Capital Investment Strategy Non-Treasury 2020-2025
  • Code of Conduct
  • Communications Strategy and Plan 2021-24
  • BCP Council Corporate Peer Challenge Action Plan
  • BCP Council Corporate Peer Challenge Feedback Report
  • Corporate Performance Management Framework - Services August 2022
  • Policy Framework v.1.7
  • Corporate Strategy - April 2022
  • Debt Management Policy - April 2022
  • Interests Gifts and Hospitality Policy 2022 (subject to annual evolution)
  • Disciplinary Policy
  • Discretionary Discount Policy Section 13a (Council Tax) 2022
  • Electrical Management Policy
  • Equality and Diversity Policy - December 2022
  • Financial Regulations April 2022
  • Flag Flying Policy
  • Grievance Policy
  • Information Governance Policy v2.0
  • Information Security Policy v2.0
  • Internal Audit Charter 2022
  • IT Technical Strategy and Standards 2022
  • Local Code of Governance 2022
  • Managing Stress at Work Policy
  • Maternity Policy
  • Maternity and Adoption Support Leave Policy
  • People Strategy 2019-2023
  • Performance Management Policy - Colleagues
  • Recruitment and Selection Policy
  • Registration Services Customer Engagement Strategy
  • Research and Consultation Framework
  • Seascape Group Limited Strategic Plan
  • Talent and Performance Enablement Policy
  • Time off for Dependents Policy
  • BCP Treasury Management Strategy 2022-23
  • Unreasonable and Unreasonably Persistent Complainant Guidance
  • Whistleblowing Policy (subject to annual evolution)
  • Environment
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset Minerals Sites Plan 2019
  • christchurch-harbour-and-waterways-management-plan-2009
  • Dorset Heathlands Air Quality Strategy
  • Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework 2020-25
  • Grass Cutting, Wildflower and Grassland Habitat Management Policy
  • Green Infrastructure Strategy 2022 - 2031
  • BCP Playing Pitch Strategy - 2020-2033
  • Poole and Christchurch Shoreline Management Plan
  • Poole and Wareham Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy
  • Stour Valley Park Strategy - October 2022
  • Housing
  • Housing Strategy 2021-2026
  • Council Newbuild Housing and Acquisitions Strategy and Plan
  • Discretionary Housing Payments Policy
  • Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-25
  • Housing Allocations Policy 2020
  • Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy Nov 2021
  • Leisure, Culture and Local Heritage
  • BCP Seafront Strategy
  • Licencing and Regulation
  • Caravan Site Fee Policy 2021
  • Legionella Policy
  • Environmental Enforcement through Fixed Penalty Notices
  • Gambling Licensing Policy
  • Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Policy
  • Taxi-and-Private-Hire-Operator-policy
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act Policy (subject to annual evolution)
  • Regulatory Services and Licensing Enforcement Policy
  • Scrap Metal Policy 2020-25
  • Sex Establishment Policy
  • Taxi-and-Private-Hire-Drivers-Policy
  • Parking
  • Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document
  • Planning
  • Planning Enforcement Plan
  • Roads and Transport
  • Dropped Crossing Policy
  • Highway Asset Managment Policy 2021-26
  • Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Strategy 2021-26
  • Highway Inspection Policy
  • BCP Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan
  • Street Works Council Permit Scheme
  • Sustainable Fleet Management Strategy
  • Schools and Learning
  • Adult Learning - Learner Fees Policy
  • Children Missing Education Policy September 2022
  • Home to School Transport Policy 2022-23 onwards
  • Penalty Notice Code of Conduct for Failure to Ensure Regular Attendance at School of a Registered Pupil
  • Education for Medical Needs Policy v.1.3
  • School Admissions Policies
  • School Place Planning Strategy 2021 - 2024
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion Strategy 2021 - 24
  • Waste and Recycling
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset Waste Plan 2019
  • Charity Waste Acceptance and Van Permit Scheme