Dorset, a great place to live, work and visit

We reached out to our communities in 2021 to ask how we can make Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. 

Our refreshed Council Plan is the result of this response and shows our shared desire to see our communities thrive and prosper.  

This ambitious and bold Council Plan now includes the councillors’ 10 cabinet commitments to you, our residents and partners. It also sets out the council’s five key priorities to be delivered in the next two years, to 2024.

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Our five strategic priorities

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Protecting our natural environment, climate and ecology

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Creating sustainable development and housing

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Driving economic prosperity

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Underpinnning our five priorities

We have a number of strategies that support our Council Plan.

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Our priorities

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  • economic growth - we will deliver sustainable economic growth, increasing productivity and the number of high quality jobs in Dorset, creating great places to live,work and visit
  • unique environment - we will help to deliver sustainable development while protecting and enhancing Dorset’s environment
  • suitable housing - we will work with registered housing providers, community land trusts and local housing partners to deliver affordable, suitable and decent housing
  • strong, healthy communities - we will work with residents and partners to build and maintain strong communities where people get the best start and lead fulfilling lives
  • staying safe and well - we will work with all of our residents to have a good quality of life