Decision details

Breckland Town Delivery Plans

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek Council approval to allocate up to £350,000 to fund the creation of five town delivery plans and to seek approval to proceed with the procurement of a consultant to produce the delivery plans

Decision:

Recommend to Full Council:

 

1)     Allocation and spend of up to £392,000 to allow commissioning of delivery plans for Breckland’s five market towns be approved;

2)     Subject to a successful funding application, acceptance of up to £196,000 from the Norfolk Business Rates Pool (BRP) to support the project and authorise the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader to approve the terms of the grant and enter into the grant agreement be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

The proposal provides a means of undertaking a comprehensive review of market town delivery priorities underpinned by strong public engagement and an opportunity to build a sustainable delivery governance model.

Alternative options considered:

1)     Cabinet recommends to Full Council to approve allocation and spend of up to £392,000 to allow development of delivery plans for Breckland’s five market towns. Cabinet also recommends to Full Council, subject to a successful funding application, to approve acceptance of up to £196,000 from the Norfolk Rates Business Pool (BRP) to support the project and authorises the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader to approve the terms of the grant and enter into the grant agreement.

2)     Cabinet recommends to Full Council not to approve the allocation and seek alternative proposals for the strengthening of public sector planning and delivery in Breckland’s market towns.

Report author: Robert Campbell

Publication date: 14/10/2019

Date of decision: 14/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 14/10/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/10/2019

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