Decision details

Market Town Initiative - Grant Confirmation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve indicative Town Action Plans as part of the Council’s commitment to the priority of “Supporting market towns in the district to be attractive to new businesses and visitors to the area whilst meeting the needs of rural communities and businesses”. 



1)    That Cabinet approve the indicative Town Action Plans in appendix A to enable the spend of the allocated money of £23,017 from the Resource4Growth funds approved by Cabinet in February 2016.


2)    That Cabinet agree to delegate authority to the Executive Manager (Growth and Prosperity) in consultation with the Portfoilo Holder for Place to agree amendments to the Action Plans if requested by the relevant Market Town.


Reasons for the decision:

We have a clear commitment in our Corporate Plan to helping our market towns to thrive in order that they in turn provide the required support to surrounding villages and hinterlands.  We recognise that Brecklands market towns need to be vibrant and busy, offering an interesting and enjoyable experience for visitors.  Out of town and online shopping have drawn many people away from our town centres.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 – To approve the Town Action Plans to enable the spend of the allocated money of £23,017


Option 2 – To not approve the recommendations and ask for further review of particular initiatives.


Option 3 – Do nothing


Publication date: 04/01/2017

Date of decision: 03/01/2017

Decided at meeting: 03/01/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 12/01/2017

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