Decision details

Economic Development Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


An updated Economic Development Strategy is being prepared and will be consulted on before adoption.




  1. That a 6-week consultation of the Draft Economic Development Strategy for the period 2023-2026, starting in September be approved.


  1. That a final version of the Strategy be brought back to Cabinet for consideration, approval and adoption be approved.


REASON FOR DECISION: To ensure that the key issues relating to economic development are recognised and addressed to help create the right conditions for businesses to flourish in the borough and for inward investment. To provide a basis for bidding for project funding in the future, as opportunities arise.


Report author: Hilary Smith

Publication date: 27/07/2023

Date of decision: 27/07/2023

Decided at meeting: 27/07/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/08/2023

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