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Status:
Implemented
Business Item
Trends in East Suffolk Town Centres
Ref.
ES/0286
Is a Key Decision:
No
Decision Type:
Committee
Decision Maker:
Cabinet
Date of Decision
Tue 4 Feb 2020
Show on Forward Plan
No
Description
Report of the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Economic Development
Matter for Decision (to consider...)

1. That the approach so far taken through the People and Places work to support and enhance east Suffolk’s town centres and that the next, action planning phase be supported.

 

2. That the allocation be approved of £30k from ESC reserves, which has been ringfenced to support the action planning phase of the town centres work and will form part of £128k seed fund budget to support towns to develop and address their priorities in this next phase.

Service Area
Economic Development & Regeneration
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
Contact for Background Papers:
Background Papers:
Is Decision District Wide
Yes
Decision Made

1. That Cabinet support the approach so far taken through the People and Places work to support and enhance east Suffolk’s town centres and approves the next, action planning phase.

 

2. That Cabinet approves the allocation of £30k from ESC reserves, which has been ringfenced to support the action planning phase of the town centres work and will form part of £128k seed fund budget to support towns to develop and address their priorities in this next phase.

Reason for Decision
Town centres across the country have been in decline for a number of years and without undertaking an evidence-based approach to fully identify the specific drivers of this and subsequently putting in place interventions based on this evidence, this decline will likely continue. The P&P work has already completed the first phase of this process and this recommendation is focused on supporting the next, action planning, phase. Town centres are vital to our communities as they provide a wide range of local services, if we are to preserve and enhance this role, as an enabling Council, we need to be able to facilitate local stakeholders to support the enhancement of these centres.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
No other options were considered for the future of this initiative as it was always designed as a two-stage process with funding already committed from the Economic Development budget for the action planning phase. If Cabinet do not approve the additional ringfenced £30k it will limit ESC’s ability to enable towns centres to progress their priorities, however some interventions will still be able to take place.
Any Declarations of Interest Declared
None.
Any Dispensation Granted
None.

Decision Criteria

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Wards

Aldeburgh and Leiston; Beccles and Worlingham; Bungay and Wainford; Carlford and Fynn Valley; Carlton and Whitton; Carlton Colville; Deben; Eastern Felixstowe; Framlingham; Gunton and St Margarets; Halesworth and Blything; Harbour and Normanston; Kelsale and Yoxford; Kesgrave; Kessingland; Kirkley and Pakefield; Lothingland; Martlesham and Purdis Farm; Melton; Orwell and Villages; Oulton Broad; Rendlesham and Orford; Rushmere St Andrew; Saxmundham; Southwold; Western Felixstowe; Wickham Market; Woodbridge; Wrentham, Wangford and Westleton

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Decision History

DateTimeCreatedUserFullnameStatusDescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 5, items 1 to 10 of 43.
23/01/2020 13:33:15Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
23/01/2020 13:33:15Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
23/01/2020 13:33:15Matt MakinMeeting Added04/02/2020 6:30PM
23/01/2020 13:33:35Matt MakinWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
23/01/2020 13:33:35Matt MakinWard AddedBeccles and Worlingham
23/01/2020 13:33:35Matt MakinWard AddedBungay and Wainford
23/01/2020 13:33:35Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
23/01/2020 13:33:35Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton and Whitton
23/01/2020 13:33:35Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton Colville
23/01/2020 13:33:35Matt MakinWard AddedDeben

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