A new rural strategy for the East Riding of Yorkshire 2013-2016 has now been completed and was launched formally at an event on 9th November 2012.
Produced jointly by the council and the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership, the strategy assesses the implications for our rural areas both in relation to the current economic climate and in respect of implementing wide-ranging Government policy at the local level.
The rural strategy is designed to help rural communities and businesses meet both the opportunities and challenges that come with rapid change. Following extensive consultation, twelve specific objectives have been identified which aim to grow the rural economy, safeguard the environment and enhance the wellbeing of rural communities generally.
The Rural Strategy's Action Plan will aim to take forward a range of actions that will support the vision of:
“Inclusive, active and enterprising - well connected to jobs and services, with a high quality environment, offering a good quality of life for all residents, and opportunities for participation in recreation, cultural activities and civic life.”
The East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Strategy 2013-2016(pdf 5mb opens in new window)
If you would like to request a hard copy of the strategy and the action plan please contact the rural team directly using the contact us link above.
A series of workshops took place during January covering the themes of rural communities, rural economy and rural environment to take forward the action plan, and the findings which are now being collated will provide a framework of activities to take forward the strategy's Action Plan.
For further information please contact the Rural Team on (01482) 391691 or email email@example.com
Please refer to the council business planfor more information on the council's corporate priorities.
The previous rural strategy and action plan for the Hull and Humber Ports City Region (June 2009), which covers the whole of the East Riding of Yorkshire, is still available and can be forwarded upon request. The council's rural policy team obtained external funding to produce this strategy as part of our work with the Humber Rural Partnership.
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A public consultation on the Draft Rural Strategy took place between 23 April and 9 June 2012. The draft strategy, full copy and summary were available on the council website along with a questionnaire to facilitate electronic responses. The document was also circulated to all 172 town and parish councils, around 40 partner and stakeholder organisations and to individuals known to be interested in rural affairs.
Appendix 1 - List of consultees (word 32kb opens in new window)
Six community consultation events also took place at various locations across the East Riding. Council Members, parish councils, and relevant partnerships (including the six community partnerships) were invited to these events. They were held at Middleton on the Wolds, Skirlaugh, Holme on Spalding Moor, Kilham, Rawcliffe and Withernsea.
Appendix 2 - Participants in community consultation events (word 27kb opens in new window)
A total of 940 comments were received from 57 sources - counting each of the six community events as a single source. The great majority of comments arrived electronically either as e mails or as e-questionnaire responses. The Economy and Community sections of the Draft Strategy received the highest number of comments with the policy context and rural governance sections also attracting substantial feedback.
Appendix 3 - Summary of key comments and recommendations (word 64kb opens in new window)
Draft - Rural Strategy for the East Riding of Yorkshire - Report on Outcome of Public Consultation (word 64kb opens in new window)
For further information about any specific individual comments and their response/action can be obtained by contacting the rural team or by using the contact us form on the right.
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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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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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