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With effect from 1 April 2016 Agenda and Minutes will be available in both Welsh and English. Reports are working documents and produced in English only in accordance with Welsh Language Standard 41 of this Council’s Final Compliance Notice from the Welsh Language Commissioner.

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41.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Bryan Apsley, Paul Blackwell, Carrie Harper, Marc Jones, David Maddocks, Paul Roberts, Rondo Roberts and J R Skelland.

42.

A Growth Deal for the Economy of North Wales - Proposition Document pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance.

 

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(i)     That Council adopts the Proposition Document  as (1) the basis of a longer-term regional strategy for economic growth and (2) the regional bid for the priority programmes and projects from which the content of a Growth Deal will be drawn at the Heads of Terms Agreement stage with Governments. Adoption does not commit the Council to any financial investment of its own at this stage and is subject to the financial risks and benefits of the final Growth Deal being set out in detail, for full consideration, when the final Deal is presented for approval at a later date.

 

(ii)    That Council notes that the Leader is authorised by the Executive Board/Cabinet to commit the Council to entering Heads of Terms with Governments alongside the political and professional leaders from the nine other statutory partners represented on the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, and the North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council, with the Proposition Document setting out the parameters for the Heads of Terms agreement.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

To enable the Council to continue to support the development of the Growth Bid for North Wales and to be an active partner in the governance and delivery.

Minutes:

The Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance submitted a report (CE/08/18) seeking Members support for the Proposition Document which set out the economic ambition for North Wales and provided the basis for the development of a Growth Bid; and sought approval for the Leader of the Council to commit the Council to enter into Heads of Terms with both the UK and Welsh governments.  

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)     That Council adopts the Proposition Document  as (1) the basis of a longer-term regional strategy for economic growth and (2) the regional bid for the priority programmes and projects from which the content of a Growth Deal will be drawn at the Heads of Terms Agreement stage with Governments. Adoption does not commit the Council to any financial investment of its own at this stage and is subject to the financial risks and benefits of the final Growth Deal being set out in detail, for full consideration, when the final Deal is presented for approval at a later date.

 

(ii)    That Council notes that the Leader is authorised by the Executive Board/Cabinet to commit the Council to entering Heads of Terms with Governments alongside the political and professional leaders from the nine other statutory partners represented on the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, and the North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council, with the Proposition Document setting out the parameters for the Heads of Terms agreement.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

To enable the Council to continue to support the development of the Growth Bid for North Wales and to be an active partner in the governance and delivery.