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Members are asked to consider whether they have any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or any other relevant interest in connection with any item(s) on this agenda and, if so, to declare them and state the nature of the interest.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Economy, Regeneration and Development Committee held on 8 March 2022, attached.

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Please telephone the Committee Services Officer if you have not received an acknowledgement of your question/statement by the deadline for submission.

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Public Questions

Notice of question to be given in writing or by email by 12 noon, 8 June 2022, 3 working days before meeting to the Council’s Monitoring Officer ( and to be dealt with in accordance with Standing Order 10.

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Statements and Petitions

Notice of representations to be given in writing or by email by 12 noon, 8 June 2022, 3 working days before meeting to the Council’s Monitoring Officer ( and to be dealt with in accordance with Standing Order 11.1.


Petitions may be presented to the Committee if provided to Democratic and Member Services no later than 10 working days before the meeting, at the discretion of the Chair. The person presenting the petition will be allowed to address the meeting briefly (not exceeding three minute) to outline the aims of the petition. The Chair will refer the matter to another appropriate body of the Council within whose terms of reference it falls without discussion, unless a relevant item appears elsewhere on the Agenda. If a petition contains more than 5,000 signatures, it will be debated at a subsequent meeting of Council for up to 15 minutes, at the discretion of the Mayor.


 Please give notice of petitions to in advance of the meeting.

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Questions by Members

Questions by Members to be dealt with in accordance with Standing Orders 12.3 to 12.8.

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Dominick House pdf icon PDF 306 KB

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Sale of Land at Cross Lane, Wallasey pdf icon PDF 562 KB

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Local Cycling and Walking Infastructure Plan (LCWIP) –Birkenhead to New Brighton

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Sports City, Bidston Dock pdf icon PDF 234 KB

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Consultation Outcomes (Public Toilets) pdf icon PDF 402 KB

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2022/23 Budget monitoring and 2022/24 Budget Setting Process

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Revenue and Capital Outturn Monitor Report

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Establishment of Regeneration Programme Working Group

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Appointment of Members to Active Travel Working Group pdf icon PDF 400 KB

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Work Programme Update Report pdf icon PDF 380 KB

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Exempt Information - Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following items contain exempt information.


RECOMMENDATION:  That, under section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined by paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A (as amended) to that Act. The Public Interest test has been applied and favours exclusion.

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Sale of Egerton House and Pacific Road, Birkenhead

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Hind Street Infrastructure Relocation Report

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Terms of Reference

The Economy, Regeneration and Housing Committee has responsibility for developing and delivering a vision for Wirral as a place. It is responsible for developing and determining or recommending all planning policies, including the Local Plan, and infrastructure planning. It is also responsible for promoting regeneration, economic development and associated activities, including the tourism, culture and visitor economy, and for removing barriers to growth. It is also responsible for taking a strategic approach to the Council`s various housing functions, including issues concerning social rented and affordable housing, homelessness, allocations and standards of housing.


The Committee is charged by full Council to undertake responsibility for:

(a)  formulation and delivery of the Council’s strategic development objectives for planning, sustainability and transportation;

(b)  developing and recommending those plans and strategies which together comprise the Local Plan;

(c)  developing and adopting or recommending (if reserved to Council) other spatial planning documents, including but not limited to

(i)  supplementary planning documents (SPD) and planning policy advice notes; 

(ii)  Master Plans and development briefs; 

(iii)  The Infrastructure Delivery Plan; and 

(iv)  [The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) when applicable];

(d)  economic development, including but not limited to infrastructure, enterprise, skills and seeking, securing and managing external funds to achieve that, directly or in partnership with joint ventures and external companies or bodies as well as with the Combined Authority and government bodies; 

(e)  the Council’s functions and partnerships regarding the promotion of economic growth and the establishment and development of business; 

(f)  the promotion and development of the economic factors in the area, such as seeking to ensure sufficient and appropriate employment sites, investment, adult skills, apprenticeship schemes, productivity, development sites and so forth; 

(g)  overseeing the progress of major projects (including major building, infrastructure or other projects involving the erection or significant alteration of major permanent structures or landmarks) undertaken by the Council directly or as enabler, funder or joint enterprise partner, including but not limited to the Wirral Growth Company LLP;


(h)  the Authority’s role and functions in relation to strategic and private sector housing policies and as the housing authority, including but not limited to

(i)  the Council’s Housing Strategy;

(ii)  homelessness and the allocation of housing;

(iii)  private sector housing, including taking action to remedy overcrowding, disrepair, unfitness and statutory nuisances; to promote fire safety in private sector housing and the Council’s functions in relation to houses in multiple occupation;

(iv)  licensing schemes;

(v)  tenancy relations and the provision of housing advice;

(vi)  relationship with Registered Providers of housing;

(vii)  housing loans and grants;

(viii)  housing related support services;

(ix)  policies and actions with a view to reducing and eliminating street homelessness to ensure that appropriate action is taken; and

(x)  analysis, development and overview of housing policies in terms of spatial planning to inform the Local Plan and planning policies;

(i)  reviewing major projects and any project boards having regard to capacity to deliver, corporate priorities and resources, and advise the Policy and Resources Committee as appropriate;

(j)  providing a view of performance, budget monitoring and risk management in relation to the Committee’s functions; and

(k)  undertaking the development and implementation of policy in relation to the Committee’s functions, incorporating the assessment of outcomes, review of effectiveness and formulation of recommendations to the Council, partners and other bodies, which shall include any decision relating to the above functions.



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