Herefordshire Economic Development Strategy
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommend Forward to Council
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider and agree the draft economic development strategy for recommendation to Council.
(a) the Herefordshire Economic Vision attached at appendix 1 be recommended
to full Council for adoption as the county’s economic development strategy;
(b) delegated authority be sought from Council to make technical amendments to the strategy during the period 2017 to 2021 on factual matters such as:
updating of statistics, replacing images, and reflection of projects approved
by cabinet within each aim of the strategy.
(c) the investment pitch book contained at appendix 2 be approved; and
(d) authority be delegated to the economic development manager to make
technical amendments to the investment pitch book on matters such as: typographical errors, replacement of images, statistical information, project
information and programme timetable.
Reasons for the decision:
The draft strategy has been produced to reflect an agreed approach on the actions
and priorities to secure the future economic prosperity of the county. As a budget
and policy framework document adoption of the strategy is reserved to full council.
Alternative options considered:
That the strategy is amended to reflect different priorities. This is not recommended
because consultation with partners was undertaken early within the process of
drafting the strategy. The draft strategy reflects priorities and opportunities identified
through this consultation. A mechanism is included within the strategy to review the
content on a regular basis and to include new priorities if required.
That the strategy is not accepted or published. This is not recommended because
the draft strategy identifies opportunities and guides investment. Without the strategy
there is significant risk that the county would lose out on external investment
opportunities and not realise the vision.
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Contact: Nick Webster, Economic development manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01432 260601.
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Date of decision: 01/12/2016