Agenda and decisions

Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee - Wednesday 3 June 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Cabinet Suite - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To note any apologies for absence.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2020 (attached).

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any pecuniary or personal interests by members.

4.

Scrutiny Committee Questions pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Members of the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Scrutiny Committee are invited to submit questions on matters relating to any item on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Please submit any questions to jo.moore@gloucestershire.gov.uk  by 4pm on Thursday 28 May 2020.

 

Written responses to the questions will be circulated in advance of the meeting. This will allow the members of the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee to consider any questions or comments made by the scrutiny committee before making their decisions. A written response to each question will be produced and published on the Gloucestershire County Council website. Where it is not possible to provide a written response before the meeting, the question will be taken away and a written response provided after the meeting.

 

Cllr Kevin Cromwell, as Chairman of the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Scrutiny Committee will be invited to speak at the meeting.

5.

Governance Arrangements: Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 85 KB

a) To receive an update on the governance arrangements for the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee;

 

b) To consider proposals relating to the continuation of the Joint Committee post September 2020

 

Decision:

The committee received an update on the Committee’s governance a arrangements and proposals relating to the continuation of the Joint Committee from September 2020 and

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

1)    Note the overall governance arrangements for the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee, as set out in the published decision report presented at the meeting;

 

2)    Waive and remove the twelve month notice period set out in the Inter-Authority Agreement dated 4 September 2014, including removal of the need for future notice periods, and agree that the GEGJC continue to operate from September 2020 for a period of eighteen months.

 

6.

Business Rate Pool Funding Update and SEDF Funding Proposals pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To receive an update on the Business Rate Pool, (report attached), prior to considering the following funding proposals for the allocation of funding from the Strategic Economic Development Fund, (SEDF).

 

a)    SEDF Funding Proposal: Central Gloucestershire City Region Board

 

To consider a recommendation from the GEGJC Senior Officer Group to allocate £2 million, (to be set aside within the SEDF), to support the work of the proposed Gloucestershire City Region Board, as requested by Leadership Gloucestershire.

 

b)    SEDF Funding Proposal: Multi-Modal Transport Brief

 

Pending the outcome of the decision at 6 a), (above), to consider a recommendation from the GEGJC Senior Officer Group to allocate £410,000, (from the approved SEDF ring-fenced funding allocation allocated to the Central Gloucestershire City Regional Board), to support the commissioning of a Multi-Modal Transport Brief.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The committee: -  

 

1)    Received an update on the forecast outturn of the 2019/20 Business Rates Pool and the estimated balance of the SEDF.

 

2)    Considered funding proposals from the GEGJC Officer Group for the allocation of funding from the Strategic Economic Development Fund, (SEDF) and

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

a)    SEDF Funding Proposal: Central Gloucestershire City Region Board

 

Allocated £2 million, (to be set aside within the SEDF), to support the work of the proposed Gloucestershire City Region Board, as requested by Leadership Gloucestershire.

 

b)    SEDF Funding Proposal: Multi-Modal Transport Brief

 

Allocated £410,000, (from the approved SEDF ring-fenced allocation allocated to the Central Gloucestershire City Regional Board at 6 a above), to support the commissioning of a Multi-Modal Transport Brief.

7.

Strategic Planning Funding Proposal pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider recommendations for the continuation of the Gloucestershire Strategic Planning Coordination Project.

Decision:

The committee considered proposals for the continuation of the Gloucestershire Strategic Planning Coordination Project and:

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

1)    Note the current position of the strategic spatial planning coordination project;

 

2)    Approve the proposals set out in section 3 of the decision report to:

 

a)    Agree that the project lead provided by the Cheltenham BC Strategic Planning Manager continue until the end of the project. (Under this arrangement, from 1 June 2020 Cheltenham BC to be reimbursed with the salary costs for the officer time committed to the project in order that the Cheltenham Strategic Planning Manager post be backfilled as required).

 

b)    Agree that the costs reimbursed to Cheltenham BC be shared using the same arrangements agreed by the committee on 29 November 2017 and as set out in the decision report for this item. The cost will be less than the arrangement with Point Consultancy Ltd and anticipated not to exceed £15,000.

8.

GFirst LEP Update pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To receive an update from the GFirst LEP on the status of Growth Deal Projects for Gloucestershire and the EU Inward Investment Programme.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The committee noted an update from the GFirst LEP on the status of Growth Deal Projects for Gloucestershire and the EU Inward Investment Programme.

9.

Covid-19 Response - Planning for Gloucestershire’s Economic Recovery pdf icon PDF 162 KB

In response to the Covid-19 Emergency, the committee: - 

 

a)    To receive information on the proposed development and implementation of an Economic Recovery Strategy for Gloucestershire.

 

b)    To receive a verbal update from GFirst LEP on current and future activities in response to the Covid-19 Emergency.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The committee noted information on the proposed development of an Economic Recovery Strategy for Gloucestershire, including a verbal update from the GFirst LEP on current (and future) activities in response to the Covid-19 Emergency.

10.

Future Meetings

a)    To note the dates GEGJC meetings in 2020

 

16 September 2020

18 November 2020

 

b)    To note the committee work plan and agree items for consideration at future meetings.