To provide an update to Performance Monitoring Panel on how Economic Development and Inward Investment is undertaken and promoted in South Holland (Report of Executive Director Commercialisation and Section 151 Officer – to follow)
Consideration was given to the report of the Executive Director Commercialisation which provided an update on how Economic Development and Inward Investment was undertaken and promoted in South Holland. The report provided a further update on the following work streams:
· Update on relationship with Opportunity Peterborough (the Economic Action Plan was attached as an appendix to the report)
· Business Engagement
· Key Employment Sites
· Inward Investment
· Strategic Engagement
The Panel considered the report, and the following issues were raised:
· Members requested that future update reports provide an executive summary at the start of the report, summarising the main headlines, prior to the fuller explanation.
· Members commented that much of the emphasis detailed within the report related to Spalding and Holbeach – was there any activity in the rest of the district?
o Officers advised that planning permission was being considered for more units at the industrial estate at Crease Drove, that officers were working closely with Crowland Cranes, and links were being developed with port at Sutton Bridge. Most sites were based in Spalding and Holbeach, but officers were happy to work with all businesses, wherever they were in the district.
a) That the report be noted; and
b) That a further update report be provided to the Panel in six months time, on 18 March 2020.