Council plan 2022 to 2026


Welcome to the Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council Plan 2022 to 2026. This plan sets out our priorities for the next four years and serves to focus the work of everyone at the council.

The plan is shaped around our four key priorities:

  • One Council delivering for local people
  • A successful and sustainable growing borough
  • Healthy, active, and safe communities
  • Town centres for all

This plan sets out how we will work to make Newcastle-under-Lyme a better place for everyone who lives here or comes here to work, to study or for leisure. Our aims can only be achieved by taking advantage of every opportunity available and developing further opportunities through innovation and collaborative working.

The council is committed to strong and sustainable economic growth for the borough, focusing on opportunities around Keele University, Newcastle town centre and Kidsgrove.

The council has worked hard to secure more than £50m from government programmes aimed at boosting the economic fortunes of areas such as ours. This plan includes a transformational portfolio of major projects but also reflects our ambition to attract yet more funding and take this work even further.

The plan builds on four years of achievement, despite the huge disruption caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns. It is very likely that the initial period of this plan's delivery will be strongly influenced by the impact of rising energy costs and their impact on the cost of living. Our key achievements, summarised in the plan, provide an excellent foundation from which to respond to this issue and to shape the next four years of delivery and improvement.