Decision details

Skills Village

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The subject of the decision:


This report sought approval in principle for the development of a Construction Skills Village in Hambleton and to work up a project in partnership with a skills provider with the aim of establishing a Skills Village as soon as practical.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet was satisfied that the development of a Skills Village would support the Council’s priority of Driving Economic Vitality; specifically creating opportunities for young people to develop vital employment skills and contribute to reducing the skills gap in the construction sector.


The Decision:


That Cabinet approves:-


(1)     in principle, the development of a Skills Village partnership in the district,


(2)     the initial start-up costs of £125k will be funded through the Economic Development Fund; and


(3)     that Council procures a partner to deliver the Skills Village.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £50,000;

Wards Affected: Northallerton North and Brompton Ward;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Nicole Patterson, Interim Head of Econonic Development Email:

Report author: Nicole Patterson

Publication date: 11/03/2020

Date of decision: 10/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/03/2020

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