Breckland Town Delivery Plans
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
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
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