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Decision details

Engagement Strategy – Economic Strategy, Skills Plan and My City Centre

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Purpose of Report: to set out proposals for engagement with residents, businesses and other stakeholders on the Economic Strategy, skills plan and My City Centre project, which will set the broad approach for future engagement and consultation in the Place Directorate.

The Executive Member will be asked to agree proposals for engagement with residents, businesses and stakeholders to support the development of the economic strategy and skills plan and inform the My City Centre project to develop a strategic vision for the future of the city centre.

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)            That the plans for public engagement on York’s economy set out in Annexes 1 and 2 be approved.

Reason: To support economic recovery and growth and the development of a new economic strategy and skills plan.

 

(ii)          That the recommencement of the My City Centre project form May 2021 be approved.

 

Reason: To generate a strategic vision for the City Centre through public engagement, to respond to place-based challenges and opportunities.

 

(iii)         That the revised My City Centre project scope and thematic approach in response to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic be approved.

 

Reason: To ensure that the project responds to the pandemic’s impacts and prevailing (updated) challenges and opportunities.

 

(iv)         That the amended My City Centre project engagement plan set out at Annex 4, which responds to changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic be approved.

 

Reason: To ensure effective and inclusive engagement, particularly during the period where some form of lockdown will still exist.

 

(v)          That the budget proposals set out in Annex 3 be approved.

 

Reason: To ensure that project activity is resourced appropriately to delivery project outcomes.

 

(vi)        That regular updates on the Engagement Strategy – Economic Strategy, Skills Plan and My City Centre work be received at future Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning Decision Sessions.

 

Reason: To allow the Executive Member to remain informed of the progress of the Engagement Strategy.

Report author: Simon Brereton

Publication date: 27/04/2021

Date of decision: 27/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/04/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Effective from: 30/04/2021

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