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Economy of Place - Implementation of the Corporate Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To focus the council on its core function: removing the Strategic Transport and City Design functions and reforming the Planning function


That Cabinet:

1.             Agreed to explore the scope for transferring activities and functions (and associated resources) to the Combined Authority, (or developing other joint working arrangements with the Combined Authority) and agree to explore ceasing functions which are not statutory requirements of a Highway Authority and authorises the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration to take all steps required to give effect to this approach.

2.        Noted the proposal for the City Design service to be disbanded subject to consultation with staff and trade unions.

3.             Noted the intention to create a single City Planning service as outlined in this report including the appointment of a City Chief Planner.

4.        Noted that the proposals in this paper which relate to staff are expressly subject to the outcomes of staff and trade union consultation.


Report author: John Smith

Publication date: 06/12/2022

Date of decision: 06/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 06/12/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/12/2022

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