RESOLVED that the Smart Place Strategy be approved.
Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration
(i) Delivers significant economic and social benefit for residents, businesses and communities.
(ii) (ii) Supports the Council’s Big Plan and regeneration ambitions, and Corporate Strategy priorities.
(iii) Endorses the raising of private investment of £90m to fund the delivery and roll out of the Smart Place programme across the whole of the BCP area.
(iv) Delivers cost savings and potential future income generation for the Council.
(v) Supports government’s Levelling Up agenda and UK Digital Strategy.