We have a well established priority setting process. This provides a clear framework for planning and managing the Authority's resources and for staying focused on what matters most. It is also part of being honest and open with our partners, stakeholders and customers. It has been recognised as an area of 'best practice'.
The Authority's work is split into 14 'programmes'. These cover all the services we provide - from dealing with planning applications and farm conservation to looking after toilets and car parks. Each programme has a level of priority attached to it. This is to ensure that resources are allocated appropriately and that everyone is clear on where we are directing our efforts.
For more information about how we set our priorities, please see the Setting priorities page.
Our priorities for 2016/17
Programmes where we will strive for an excellent level of service
- Land management and biodiversity
- Rights of way
- Development management
- Volunteering and apprentices
Programmes where we will maintain an adequate level of service
- Historic Environment
- Dales Countryside Museum
- National Park Centres
- Development planning
- Sustainable development
Programmes where progress will be limited or where we will only do the minimum necessary to meet a statutory duty
- Car parks and toilets
- Access for all
- Landscape features
- Visitor management