Decision details

The Local Industrial Strategy for Dorset

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an endorsement in principle to the emerging Dorset Local Industrial Strategy.



(a)        That any minor changes requested by Government (in early 2020) are delegated to the Dorset LEP Directors.  (Cllr Slade and Cllr Howell).

(b)        That BCP Council seeks to support implementation of the Dorset LIS through appropriate alignment with its own Economic Strategy, due to be completed in 2Q 2020.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Regeneration and Culture


Irrespective of the outcome of the 2019 General Election, it is critical that Dorset can articulate a clear, well-evidenced economic ambition to Central Government, whilst also giving confidence to local business and future private investors. It is important that, when required, Dorset can move at pace to respond to both public and private investors. A Dorset Local Industrial Strategy with an aligned Council economic vision and plan, utilising the same economic analysis, will achieve this.

Report author: Chris Shephard

Publication date: 24/12/2019

Date of decision: 20/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 20/12/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/01/2020

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