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.
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