Local Energy East Strategy
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider the Local Energy East Strategy for
formal endorsement by Breckland Council
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