Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The subject of the decision:
This report provided an update on progress made in the development of Market Town Investment Plans for Bedale, Easingwold, Stokesley & Great Ayton and Thirsk; advised on and agreed the priority projects selected by Ward Members to take forward for further business case development; advised and agreed projects selected by Ward Members to utilise a £50k per town capital budget allocated in the 2022/23 Capital Programme approved by Cabinet in December 2021 for Bedale, Easingwold, Stokesley & Great Ayton, Northallerton and Thirsk.
Alternative options considered:
The reason for the decision:
Cabinet was satisfied that the Market Town Investment Plans supported the Council’s priority of Driving Economic Vitality, specifically supporting the development of vibrant market towns and the future sustainability of the high streets. The plans also delivered on a number of the measures listed in the Council’s Economic Response and Recover Plan.
(1) notes progress made in the development of a series of Market Town Investment Plans for Bedale, Easingwold, Stokesley & Great Ayton and Thirsk;
(2) approves further development of the projects set out in Annex A section 2.1 of the report to business case stage;
(3) approves the delivery of the projects set out at Annex A section 2.2 of the report using the vibrant market town budget in the 2022/23 Capital Programme; and
(4) delegates the decision for allocation of the Northallerton £50,000 to the Deputy Chief Executive in consultation with the Deputy Leader.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £50,000;
Wards Affected: Bedale Ward; Easingwold Ward; Great Ayton Ward; Northallerton North and Brompton Ward; Northallerton South Ward; Romanby Ward; Stokesley Ward; Thirsk Ward;
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Sam Swinbank, Interim Head of Service - Business and Economy Email: email@example.com.
Report author: Sam Swinbank
Publication date: 07/07/2022
Date of decision: 05/07/2022
Decided at meeting: 05/07/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 16/07/2022