(a) must make and publish a plan for each of its financial years;
(b) may make and publish such other plans as it thinks fit.
(2) A plan for the Council's first financial year must be published as soon as is reasonably practicable after the year starts.
(3) A plan for any subsequent financial year of the Council must be published before the year starts.
(4) A plan for a financial year must include—
(a) proposals as to how the Council intends to achieve in the financial year any objectives which should be achieved in the year in conformity with directions of the Secretary of State or with conditions imposed under section 27;
(b) the Council's financial proposals for the year.