Decision details

Wirral Plan Update

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Wirral Plan was developed following engagement with Members, staff and partners in 2020/21. As the Council moves to a Whole Council Election scheme in 2023, there is an opportunity to re-set the Wirral Plan as a four-year plan for the full term of the new administration. This work will be conducted during 2022/23 to enable a new 2023/27 plan to be adopted from Summer 2023.


Resolved – That


(1)  the progress made against the Wirral Plan deliverables as set out in Appendix 2 be noted and request that all future progress of deliverables be presented using the framework in the amended delivery plan agreed at Council (Min. 25, Council, 6th September 2021). This framework is informed by the agreement between the chairs of Economy, Regeneration and Development (now Economy, Regeneration and Housing) Committee and Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee (Min. 27, P&R, 30th June 2021).

(2)  the refreshed Wirral Plan 2022/23 priorities be endorsed, as set out in Appendix 3, and their approval be recommended for approval by Council in July.

(3)  that officers be requested to work with the Council’s political leadership and committee chairs during 2022/23 to develop a new four year plan for adoption following the elections in May 2023.

Reasons for the decision:

The Wirral Plan sets out the Council’s ambition and priorities for Wirral. As a key document in the Council’s policy framework, there is a need for the Wirral Plan to be monitored and reviewed to ensure its vision and priorities remain appropriate for the borough. The Plan reflects what people have told us is important to them and will be used to help staff understand their role in helping to deliver our corporate priorities.

Alternative options considered:

The constitution specifies the need for the Council to produce a Plan for Wirral. The Wirral Plan meets this requirement and sets out the vision and priorities for the Council and its partners. Wirral Plan Refresh 2022/23 considers the key priorities for the Council in view of the emerging challenges and opportunities the borough will face in the next 12 months.

Report author: Mike Callon

Publication date: 29/06/2022

Date of decision: 27/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 27/06/2022 - Policy and Resources Committee

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