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Rural policy

Is there a rural strategy for the East Riding of Yorkshire?

 

East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Strategy 2016 - 2020

Helping to Shaping the East Riding you live and work in.

Work has commenced to consult on and prepare a new Rural Strategy for 2016-2020. This will include a major revision of the Action Plan and a review of both its structure and content. We aim to have this new Strategy in place by Spring 2016.

A mini-refresh of the existing Strategy was conducted in early 2015 and includes a ‘holding’ review of the current Action Plan, giving a current position statement on existing actions and their associated work-streams, and an indication of future direction of travel in each instance. It is providing an important starting point for the development of the new Rural Strategy 2016-2020.

A copy of the Mini Refresh 2015/16 and the Rural Strategies can be downloaded below:

The East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Strategy 2013-2016 2015/16 mini-refresh (pdf 277kb opens in new window)

The East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Strategy 2013-2016 (pdf 5mb opens in new window) 

The East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Strategy - Action Plan 2013-14 (pdf 7mb opens in new window)


If you would like to request a hard copy of the strategy, the action plan or the please contact the rural team directly using the contact us link above.

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How will the consultation process by undertaken?

Work has commenced to consult on and prepare a new Rural Strategy for 2016-2020. This will include a major revision of the Action Plan and a review of both its structure and content. An online consultation is available, as well as a consultation events during the consultation period. We aim to have this new Strategy in place by Spring 2016. 

To “Have Your Say” you can view and complete the Online Consultation Questionnaire which will run from Monday 19th October 2015 to Friday 27 November 2015. 

You will be able to access the online consultation by visiting the East Riding website.  

http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/say/have-your-say-homepage/find-a-consultation/?Have Your Say on the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Strategy Consultation

If you would like any further information about the Strategy on the consultation survey plan please contact the Rural Team on (01482) 391691 or email rural@eastriding.gov.uk

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What work does the council's rural policy team undertake?

The council has a small rural policy team in the Directorate of Planning and Economic Regeneration. The team works to ensure that the council and partner organisations are kept up-to-date of the latest rural issues and developments, and seeks to influence rural policy decisions at all levels.

The team leads on the preparation of the council's rural strategy and action plan. Our work also includes contributing to national policy consultations on a range of matters to ensure that the local, rural voice is heard. Recent work has included renewable energy, the natural environment, countryside access and rural transport.

For further information on rural matters please contact the council’s rural policy team.

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Where can I find out more about national policies affecting the East Riding?

Information on all areas of national government policy (including health, education, business, welfare and pensions) can be found at Directgov (external website).

For additional information on national policies affecting rural communities and land
use, please follow the links to the following government departments:

DEFRA responsibilities include food, farming and biodiversity. Government agencies such as Natural England, Environment Agency, Natural England and the Rural Payments Agency all work for Defra.

DCLG responsibilities include rural social and community issues, and the emerging ‘Big Society’ and localism agenda.

DECC is responsible for renewable energy and carbon reduction policy.

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