Decision details

Local Energy East Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the Local Energy East Strategy for formal endorsement by Breckland Council

Decision:

That Cabinet approves formal endorsement of the Local Energy East Strategy.

Reasons for the decision:

As set out within the report, the Local Energy East Strategy is focused around a number of matters of relevance to the Council’s own strategic priorities, notable concerning housing and economic growth, alongside the focus within the strategy in addressing issues that impact upon the growth, including power generation and distribution. For these reasons, it is recommended that the Council provides formal endorsement of the strategy.

 

There is an opportunity for Breckland Council to influence the delivery of this energy strategy now that we have direct representation on two NA LEP boards.  We can best exert this influence as a named signatory of the strategy.

 

Alternative options considered:

1.     To provide formal endorse of the Local Energy East Strategy, as per the report recommendation. Under this option, Breckland Council will become a named signatory of the strategy and will provide formal endorsement.

 

2.     Do nothing. Under this option, the Council will not provide formal support for the strategy.

Report author: Robert Campbell

Publication date: 24/07/2018

Date of decision: 24/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 24/07/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/08/2018

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