Aberdeenshire Council Plan 2020 – 2022

In October 2020 Aberdeenshire Council agreed to the new Council Plan. In the years since the previous plan was implemented there were a range of issues which caused a shift across Aberdeenshire, not least the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the plan was re-drawn and the new Council Plan 2020-2022 can be found on these pages.

The plan is centred around three pillars, Our People, Our Environment and Our Economy. Under those sit strategic priorities and will be supported by directorate and area plans. This means everyone understands their part in the delivery of the new priorities and what we can do to help make a difference.

Follow the links below to read the plan in detail.

Often people are unsure about the detail of the role of a Council in their day-to-day life, so to help show that we made this short animation.


Landscape with dramatic sky

Foreword and commitment

Foreword from leader of the council and chief executive's commitment.


Needles eye at Tarlair

Strategic focus

View details about the strategic focus to improve outcomes for our communities.


Seascape with waterfall and sunset

How are we going to do things differently

View details about how we are going to do things differently to to ensure we continue to deliver high quality services.


Couple walking on stonehaven beach

Aberdeenshire

Find out more about the region, services and communities.


Foggy landscape

Strategic framework

View the council's strategic framework which ensures plans remain focused on a single vision.


Autumn trees with sunlight coming through them

Delivering our priorities across services

Find out how we will support the delivery of our priorities and what we will be focusing on in the future.


Road worker holding traffic cones and smiling

The impact of COVID-19

Find out about the impact of COVID-19 on our budget and services.


Rattray head lighthouse

Strategic priorities

View council's 6 priorities which reflect the current challenges being faced by the Council.