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.
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