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Status:
Implemented
Business Item
Freeport East Submission
Ref.
ES/0660
Is a Key Decision:
No
Decision Type:
Committee
Decision Maker:
Cabinet
Date of Decision
Tue 2 Feb 2021
Show on Forward Plan
No
Description
Report of the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Economic Development
Matter for Decision (to consider...)
That the Freeport East submission be approved to achieve Freeport status recognising the significant economic growth opportunities this will provide to the District and the wider economic sub-region within which East Suffolk operates.
Service Area
Economic Development & Regeneration
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
Contact for Background Papers:
None
Background Papers:
None
Is Decision District Wide
No
Decision Made
That the Freeport East submission be approved to achieve Freeport status recognising the significant economic growth opportunities this will provide to the District and the wider economic sub-region within which East Suffolk operates.
Reason for Decision
Achieving Freeport status for the Felixstowe/ Harwich ports cluster will provide the opportunity for significant economic growth within the District which will build on the sub-region’s already strong ports and logistics sector.  Such growth in employment, business creation, supply chain, inward investment and support for associated clean energy sectors is completely in line with the Council’s ambitions for economic growth as set out in its Strategic Plan and Economic Growth Plan.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
The other option was for the partnership not to submit a bid for Freeport status.  This would have signalled a lack of ambition for the sub-regional economy which is at odds with the partnership’s published economic objectives and risk the area missing out of significant economic growth opportunities.
Any Declarations of Interest Declared
None.
Any Dispensation Granted
None.

Decision Criteria

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Wards

Carlford and Fynn Valley; Deben; Eastern Felixstowe; Framlingham; Kesgrave; Martlesham and Purdis Farm; Melton; Orwell and Villages; Rendlesham and Orford; Rushmere St Andrew; Western Felixstowe; Wickham Market; Woodbridge

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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
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20/01/2021 16:32:29Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
20/01/2021 16:32:29Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
20/01/2021 16:32:29Matt MakinMeeting Added02/02/2021 6:30PM
20/01/2021 16:33:45Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
20/01/2021 16:33:45Matt MakinWard AddedDeben
20/01/2021 16:33:45Matt MakinWard AddedEastern Felixstowe
20/01/2021 16:33:45Matt MakinWard AddedFramlingham
20/01/2021 16:33:45Matt MakinWard AddedKesgrave
20/01/2021 16:33:45Matt MakinWard AddedMartlesham and Purdis Farm
20/01/2021 16:33:45Matt MakinWard AddedMelton

Approval/Comments

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