Decision details

Sub-Regional Partnerships

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set out the sub-regional partnerships the Council is involved with and has an interest in;
To provide a summary of the details of each, enabling a strategic view of how they interact;
To recommend that the Council continues to support the partnerships it is currently involved with, and that it will consider new sub-regional partnership opportunities on their merits when they arise.


RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)            note that subject to confirmation of the alignment of Dorset Council’s formal position, that BCP Cabinet agrees to express an intent to join the Western Gateway Powerhouse and that negotiation of the detailed terms be delegated to the Director of Growth and Infrastructure;

(b)          approve the continuation of support to the sub-regional and sub-national partnerships BCP Council is currently involved in; and

(c)           agrees to delegate to the relevant officers the task of positively exploring each sub-regional and sub-national partnership opportunity as it arises, in line with an agreed set of criteria approved by the relevant portfolio holder(s). 

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council


For Cabinet to take a strategic view of the sub-regional and sub-national partnerships BCP Council is currently engaged with those that it might have a future interest in, to ensure that these are in line with its vision, plan and priorities.

To secure the opportunity of future government infrastructure funding for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Report author: Chris Shephard

Publication date: 31/07/2020

Date of decision: 29/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/08/2020

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