Decision details

Norfolk and Suffolk Local Industrial Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider endorsing the Local Industrial Strategy which is due to be signed-off by the New Anglia LEP Board and Government on 25 September 2019

Decision:

Cabinet endorse the draft Norfolk and Suffolk Local Industrial Strategy and request that the Leader of the Council write to the chair of the New Anglia LEP confirming endorsement but pointing out those areas within the Strategy which the Council consider require updating, based on the officer feedback contained in the documentation.

Reasons for the decision:

1.     To ensure that Breckland’s local future needs are incorporated within the Local Industrial Strategy whilst fully supporting the strategic objectives of the strategy.

2.     To ensure that Breckland Council continues to have a strong voice within Norfolk and Suffolk’s future growth strategy and delivery plan.

Alternative options considered:

1.     Cabinet endorse the draft Norfolk and Suffolk Local Industrial Strategy and request that the Leader of the Council write to the chair of the New Anglia LEP confirming endorsement but pointing out those areas within the Strategy which the Council consider require updating, based on the officer feedback contained in the documentation.

 

2.     Cabinet endorse the draft Norfolk and Suffolk Local Industrial Strategy on the condition that New Anglia LEP agree to incorporate updates based on the officer feedback summarised within the report.

 

3.     Cabinet do not endorse the strategy and risk losing influence during the next strategy delivery period.

 

Report author: Robert Campbell

Publication date: 09/09/2019

Date of decision: 09/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/09/2019

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