Council plans and policies

As part of our commitment to be open and transparent, all of our policies and strategies are available through a policy library.

The County Council's work is shaped by three key strategies. Each strategy plays a different role in how we work.

Council Plan

Our Council Plan 2017-2021 sets out our promise to the people of Nottinghamshire, our priorities for the next four years and how we aim to support the people of our county to be aspirational, independent and to share with us responsibility for the future. 'Your Nottinghamshire, Your Future' is focused around four vision statements:

  1. A great place to bring up your family 
  2. A great place to fulfil your ambition 
  3. A great place to enjoy your later life
  4. A great place to start and grow your business.


The Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.

The Constitution is split into six parts:

  • Part 1 - Introduction
  • Part 2 - Policy Framework
  • Part 3 -Transparency; Access to information and meetings
  • Part 4 - Accountability; Responsibility for functions
  • Part 5 - Democracy; Procedures
  • Part 6 - Governance.

Sustainable Community Strategy

The final version of Nottinghamshire's Sustainable Community Strategy 2010-2020, with appendices, was approved at the County Council meeting on 25 February 2010, following a period of consultation.

A shortened leaflet version of Nottinghamshire's Sustainable Community Strategy has also been published.


We would like to hear from you about what you think about the priorities identified, what you can do to help, and any activities you have been involved in to meet some of these priorities. 

It would therefore be really helpful to us if you would consider completing the online form. Your replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be used to improve our service delivery.

For further information about Nottinghamshire's Sustainable Community Strategy please contact Matthew Garrard or Steve Derbyshire via the details below.

tel: 0115 977 2892 or 0115 977 3304

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