Policy Framework


Policy Framework

The Council adopts a series of policies and strategies as its Policy Framework.  “Policy Framework” documents set the policies within which decisions are made on behalf of the Community by Executive decision makers (including the Leader, Cabinet and its sub-committees, Area Committees, the Health and Wellbeing Board and officers exercising delegated powers)  and the Council Committees and officers exercising Regulatory Powers (Planning and Licensing).  Policies and Strategies that are required to have the approval of Full Council (a meeting of all Council members) are shown in bold.  Strategies that are not shown in bold are approved by the Executive (the Leader or a body or individual to whom the Leader has delegated the relevant powers) or the relevant statutory Partnership Body to which they relate (eg the Business Plans of the City Safeguarding Boards):

1. Sustainable Community Strategy – For the City of Hull the Sustainable Community Strategy is the City Plan. This is a high level Strategic document organised into a series of themes through which are identified streams of work that are being progressed by the Council and its partners to deliver identified outcomes.   Within each theme are further strategies and policies which provide more detailed information upon how it is intended that the theme outcomes will be delivered.

A. City Plan Theme: Harness all Hull’s assets to become the leading UK Energy City

City Plan Theme: Make Hull a World Class Visitor Destination

City Plan Theme: Help residents’ to make their money go further

City Plan Theme: Prevention and Early Intervention

City Plan Theme: Safeguarding the most vulnerable residents

City Plan Theme: Enabling and Supporting the Plan


2. Corporate Plan (incorporating the Best Value Performance Plan) – The Corporate Plan will identify how the Council will progress the elements of the Sustainable Community Strategy for which it is responsible and deliver Best Value for the City .  The current guidance on delivery of Best Value is included by following this weblink

3. Development plan documents and Plans and alterations which together comprise the Development Plan – The Development Plan and associated documents  provide the framework for decision making by the Council’s Planning Committee and Officers to whom the Committee have delegated decision making powers when considering applications for Planning Consent.  The Development Framework documents can be found by following this weblink

4. Licensing Authority Policy Statements – The Licensing Authority Policy Statements provide the framework for decision making by the Council’s Licensing Committee when considering applications for activities regulated by the Licensing Committee through the Licensing and Gambling Acts.  The relevant policy Statements are the Licensing Policy and the Gambling Policy:

Licencing Policy 2013
20151119. Gambling Act 2005

5. Hull Health & Well-Being Strategy 2014-2020 - The Health and Well-Being Board wants Hull people to have the best start in life; to live healthier, longer, happy lives, safely and independently.

Hull Health And Well-Being Strategy 2014-2020