Cultural and Other Strategic Planning Documents

This page links to digests of the very broad range of cultural and other strategic documents which are available across the region.

Click here for the main Yorkshire and Humber Cultural Strategy.

Click here for the Cultural Strategy Action Plan.

The Environment Hub have recently collated all the Local Authority Community Strategies into a webpage.  Click here to access these strategies.

Local Cultural Strategies

  • Future Perfect - Rotherham 
  • North Yorkshire - A Place of Cultural Adventure: a Cultural Prospectus
  • Cultural Strategy for North Yorkshire CC
  • Private Jet Charter Specialist
  • Special Place Special People  -  a cultural Framework for North Yorkshire
  • Culture in the Harrogate District -looking to the future ... 
  • The Cultural Strategy for Leeds 2002 -2007
  • The Freedom to Be 2003-2015 - Wakefield District
  • "Only Connect" - Bradford
  • Past, Present, Future
  • East Riding Cultural Strategy
  • North Yorkshire Together - A Strategy for Local Communities
  • Calderdale Public Art Strategic Framework 

Local Strategy Documents 

  • Leeds Regeneration Plan - 2015 to 2015
  • The Next Steps An independent review of sustainable development in the English regions.
  • Sheffield: a city of sports science and technology
  • Humber Economic Development Action Plan 2004-2015
  • The South Yorkshire Investment Plan 2004-2015
  • North Yorkshire - council Plan 2004-2007
  • Sheffield City Strategy 2002 -2015


Cultural Strategy Plans

Investing in Yorkshire's Heritage

English Heritage
English Heritage in Yorkshire 2003-5 : Two year plan
Download via English Heritage website: Home>About Us>Who We Are>Our Plans for 2003-5

 Sport England Yorkshire
Yorkshire Plan for Sport 2004 -2015


Other Regional Documents:

Yorkshire & Humber Assembly
Scrutiny reports download : search on Scrutiny
Spotlight on Scrutiny - an introduction
Scrutiny report 1: Business Birth Rate Strategy
Scrutiny report 2: Impact of RES on social inclusion
Scrutiny report 3: Public sector investment and the achievement of RES objectives
Scrutiny report 4: Five Cities - drivers of economic growth
Scrutiny report 5: Market Towns Initiative and Renaissance Market Towns Programme
Scrutiny report 6: Clusters Policy
Scrutiny report 7: Marketing & Inward Investment

Pathways to Resettlement - Regional Framework for Yorkshire & the Humber 2003-2006 - Produced June 2003 by SHU Research Centre for Community Justice - search on 'resettlement'

Yorkshire and Humberside Consortium for Asylum Seekers and Refugees  see
Regional Integration Strategy 2003-2006 Published Nov. 2003  - search on 'asylum'

Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber
Annual Review 2003/04
Business Plan Summary 2004/05

Yorkshire Forward
Renaissance Market Towns  Review Spring 2015   Making Towns better places to live, work, invest and visit.

Yorkshire & the Humber Regional Forum
 Annual Reveiw  2003-2004 - published November 2004.

The Churches Regional Commission for Yorkshire and the Humber
Sowing the Seed - Church and Rural Renaissance in Yorkshire & the Humber
Angels and Advocates - Church Social Action in Yorkshire and the Humber

Yorkshire Region Public Health
Our Region Our Health - A Regional Strategic Framework for Public Health in Yorkshire and the Humber - published by: The Director for Public Health , Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber  - December 2004 'public health '
NHS Plan and Economic Opportunities in Yorkshire and the Humber - report takes a significant step in quantifying the economic contribution of the NHS in the Yorkshire and Humber region and indeed goes one step further in analysing the economic impact of health interventions that tackle the root causes of health inequity in this Region.



Deep Roots, Real Achievements, Lofty Ambitions        

The main cultural strategy for the whole of the Yorkshire and Humber region,

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Moving Forward: The Northern Way Business Plan 2015-2015       

Moving Forward: The Northern Way (2004) sets out how we seek, over a 20 year period, to bridge the output gap of around £30bn between the North and the average for England.

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Opportunity Age – Opportunity and security throughout life       

Over the next 50 years, the UK and the rest of the developed world will experience an unprecedented change in the fabric of society. As life expectancy increases and the birth rate remains low, the proportion of the population aged over 65 will increase dramatically. An ageing society is too often - and wrongly - seen solely in terms of increasing dependency. But the reality is that, as older people become an ever more significant proportion of the population, society will increasingly depend upon the contribution they can make.

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Other National Documents

Sport England:
Results :  Annual Report 2003/04

English Heritage:
Making the Past Part of Our Future  - English Heritage Strategy 2015-2015
Search Path: Home>About Us>Who we are

Arts Council England:
Transforming the cultural landscape, Why the Lottery is good for the Arts.
This publication describes what National Lottery funding for the arts has achieved in the last 10 years, and explains how Arts Council England proposes to use lottery funding in the future.