North Wales Growth Bid and Governance
Decision maker: Executive Board
Decision status: For Determination
Is subject to call in?: Yes
(i) That the progress of the development of a competitive Growth Deal Bid for North Wales be supported.
(ii) That the preferred governance model of a statutory joint committee model be supported in principle for further development, with a full report on a recommended constitution and terms of reference, supported by an Inter Authority Agreement, to follow at a later date.
(iii) That the Leader of the Council be authorised to act as a member of a ‘Shadow’ Joint Committee in the interim period.
(iv) That the Leader (as one of the Leaders of the six partner councils represented on the ‘Shadow’ Joint Committee) be granted authority to enter into collective first stage negotiations with the UK and Welsh Governments over the scale and outline content of a Growth Deal Bid, whilst noting that no financial or other commitments will be entered into at this first stage of negotiations.
(v) That an initial revenue contribution of £50,000 from the Reshaping Reserve in 2017/18 for the detailed development of the Growth Deal Bid, to include a budget pressure for 2018/19 for the Housing and Economy department to cover future year contributions, be approved.
(vi) That any proposed Growth Bid is considered by the Executive Board prior to submission.
Reason for decisions
To enable the Council to continue to support the development of a Growth Deal Bid for North Wales and to be an active partner in the governance and delivery of a growth deal.
Publication date: 25/10/2017
Date of decision: 24/10/2017
Decided at meeting: 24/10/2017 - Executive Board
Effective from: 02/11/2017