Decision details

.Future of Acomb Front Street - Enhancing Economic Growth for Secondary Shopping Areas

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report will set out the work undertaken to date to consider improvement opportunities for Acomb Front Street, including the public engagement outcomes, the investment committed to date, and the proposed ideas and next steps in delivery.

The Executive will be asked to:-
- Consider the outcomes of the public engagement and emerging ideas on how to improve the public realm.
- Review the short and long term proposals for improvements to Front Street and the funding available to deliver these.


Resolved:  (i)      That the key findings from the community engagement, and the consultants’ ideas for potential physical improvements to the public realm to make long term impact in line with the study brief approved in 2018, be noted.


                   (ii)      That the improvements and events that have been funded through the Acomb Front Street project to date be noted.


Reason:     To conclude the project and confirm it has been delivered in line with the brief approved in 2018.


(iii)     That the immediate improvements proposed to Front Street from the remaining project budget and existing budgets be approved.


Reason:     To continue to support the economic growth and vibrancy of Acomb Front Street.


                   (iv)    That the proposed long term ideas that will be considered should future external regeneration funding bids be successful be noted, noting also that any long term idea(s) taken forward will be subject to further feasibility and engagement and require an Equalities Impact Assessment to be undertaken.


Reason:     To inform the scope of future funding bids.


Report author: Andy Kerr

Publication date: 22/04/2022

Date of decision: 21/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/04/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 26/04/2022

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