Decision details

Proposed Regeneration Vehicle Options Appraisal

Decision Maker: Overview and Scrutiny Board, Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Cabinet on proposals and seek approval for next steps.


RESOLVED that: -

(a)          Cabinet supports the establishment of an Urban Regeneration Company (URC) and delegates authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader and Deputy Leader, to formally set up the URC subject to his approval of the further information set out in this report; and

(b)          BCP Council enter into a Service Level Agreement with the new company for an initial period of three years which will provide for the opportunity for review after two years in order to afford the company the opportunity of a period of stability within which to holistically plan and put forward proposals for regeneration projects to the council with the precise wording of the agreement to be delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader and Deputy Leader.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Regeneration, Economy and Strategic Planning


To enable greater focus and capacity for realising the significant opportunities for delivering homes and jobs on sites owned, or controlled, by the council and increasing the scale and pace of delivery.

The current internal capacity of the council is not sufficient to deliver the scale of ambitions set out in the Big Plan and additional support and expertise is required, which after options appraisal, is considered to be best met by creating a URC.


Report author: Sarah Good

Publication date: 28/05/2021

Date of decision: 26/05/2021

Decided at meeting: 26/05/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/06/2021

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