Agenda

Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee - Tuesday 4 February 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To note any apologies for absence.

2.

Committee Meeting - 20 November 2020

At the Economic Growth Joint Committee meeting on 20 November 2019, the committee agreed to defer the following agenda items to allow the committee more time to consider the requests for funding from the Strategic Economic Development Fund (SEDF) and to consider any additional information that might be relevant to the decisions.

 

Items deferred at the meeting included:

 

Item 8.2   Local Nature Partnership (LNP) request for funding in respect of Natural Capital Mapping (£40,000 of reserves to be used for the purposes of contributing towards the overall cost of the commission of the LNP Capital Mapping Work in 2019/20). Item deferred pending consideration at the reconvened meeting on 4 February 2020.

 

Item 8.3 - Request for funding from the Central Gloucestershire City Region Board (£500,000 of reserves to be used to support the commissioning of work by the newly established Central Gloucestershire City Region Board in 2019/2020. Item deferred pending consideration at the reconvened meeting on 4 February 2020.

 

Item 9 - GFirst LEP Update

After the committee meeting on 20 November 2019, the committee was asked to consider the update report published with the agenda for the meeting, (published at item 9 of the agenda),detailing activities relating to the GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership, and submit any questions they may wish to ask. The update report to be noted at the reconvened meeting on 4 February 2020.

 

Item 11 – Future Meetings (including consideration of the Committee Forward Plan and suggestions on the process for receiving updates from district authorities on the progress of growth projects in their areas). Item deferred pending consideration at the reconvened meeting on 4 February 2020.

 

Decisions agreed at the meeting on 20 November 2019: -  

 

Item 8.1   Rail Investment Strategy

Ratification of the in-principle decision agreed at the Economic Growth Joint Committee meeting on 4 September 2019 to allocate £70,000 of reserves to be used for the purposes of contributing to the overall cost of the commission of the Rail Investment Strategy (RIS) for Gloucestershire. (Funding to be allocated in two tranches; £40k in 19/20 and £30k in 2020/21). An update on this decision will be provided under item 7 of the agenda.

 

Item 8.4 - Request for funding from Cheltenham Borough Council in respect of the Cyber Central Project

£200,000 of reserves to match fund the development of an economic evidence base and prospectus for Gloucestershire and assist in developing the full growth potential of the County

 

Additional item: LEP Funding

 

Further to the decisions made at the meeting on 20 November 2019, the Committee agreed an ‘in principle’ decision to award £250,000 core (match) funding to the LEP for the period from 2020/21. The decision to be ratified at the reconvened meeting on 4 February 2020.

 

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2020 (minutes attached).

 

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2019 will be published on the council website as a separate document to the minutes for this meeting (4 February 2020).

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any pecuniary or personal interests.

Decision Reports

5.

Business Rate Pool Funding pdf icon PDF 95 KB

a)    To receive a verbal update on the Business Rate Pool, (updated from the report presented at the committee meeting on 20 November 2019), including proposals for the consideration of new funding requests from the Strategic Economic Development Fund (SEDF). The committee to consider the attached Draft Application and Assessment Protocol

 

b)    The committee to consider the following funding requests, (deferred from the committee meeting held on 20 November 2019), relating to requests for funding from the: -

 

              i.        Local Nature Partnership (LNP) – the committee to consider an expression of interest in respect of a £40,000 contribution towards the overall cost of commissioning LNP Capital Mapping Work in 2019/20.

 

             ii.        Central Gloucestershire City Region Board – the committee to consider an expression of interest submitted by the Central Gloucestershire City Region Board, seeking a contribution of £500,000 to support the commissioning of work by the Board in 2019/2020.

 

c)    The committee to consider an ‘in-principle’ decision made at the committee meeting on 20 November 2019, seeking to award £250,000 core (match) funding to the GFirst LEP as the GCC contribution to the LEP for the period 2020/21.

Additional documents:

Information Reports

6.

GFirst LEP Update

To receive a verbal update from GFirst LEP on the status of Growth Deal Projects for Gloucestershire and the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Capital Investment Plan. 

 

 

7.

Update on Rail Investment Strategy Decision

The committee to receive an update on the progress made following the award of funding to Gloucestershire County Council for the commissioning of the Gloucestershire Rail Investment Strategy. 

8.

Future Meetings pdf icon PDF 59 KB

a)    To note the dates of meetings in 2020; 

 

18 March 2020

3 June 2020

16 September 2020

18 November 2020

 

b)    To note the committee forward plan and suggest items for consideration at future meetings.

 

c)    The committee to agree the process for receiving updates from members on the progress of growth projects within their respective areas.

 

Additional documents: