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INCLUSIVE ECONOMY DELIVERY PLAN

Meeting: 20/02/2023 - Executive (Item 85)

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To consider a report of the Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration.

Additional documents:

Decision:

1)    That the progress achieved against the actions contained in the Inclusive Economy and Recovery Plan be noted.

2)    That the new Trafford Inclusive Economy Delivery Plan 2022/23–2024/25 be approved.

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration introduced the report by informing the Committee of the original economic recovery plan which was created following the pandemic and how the plan detailed within the report was a follow up plan to lead the area to further recovery. The report included a RAG rated review of the previous plan and identified six objectives for the new plan with associated KPIs for achieving each one. The Executive gave a brief overview of the six objectives listed.

 

Councillor Jerome noted the section on carbon reduction within the report and asked how the report could also support the development of the Carrington relief road. The Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration informed Members that the report was not focused upon the Council’s carbon neutral plans but was focused upon economic recovery, which included the economic benefits the Carrington relief road would bring to the local community. 

 

Councillor Blackburn asked when feedback could be expected from the green studies mentioned within the report. In response to Councillor Blackburn the Corporate Director of Place stated that there would be an item covering the studies on the Executive agenda in March.

 

Councillor Welton welcomed the report and note the levelling up fund bid disappointment and asked whether the mayors challenge fund funding would still come through. The Corporate Director of Place said that he would contact Councillor Welton after the meeting as it was a very complex picture of funding.

 

Councillor Butt commented that an economic plan was required to support existing business while generating new business and asked whether the digital solution put forward within the report would be adequate to achieve this. The Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration responded that the digital solution referred to by Councillor Butt was only one element of a wide range of measures the Council were utilising to support the local economy.

 

RESOLVED:

1)    That the progress achieved against the actions contained in the Inclusive Economy and Recovery Plan be noted.

2)    That the new Trafford Inclusive Economy Delivery Plan 2022/23–2024/25 be approved.