Issue - decisions
Town and Local Centre Evidence Base Progress Report
A report by the Interim Director of Corporate Services provided Members with an outline of the Town, District and Local Centre Study and Delivery Framework. The Framework provided a detailed evidence base for each of the Borough’s twenty-three centres (excluding Birkenhead) in order to guide future actions to support the sustainability of the centres and to inform the emerging Core Strategy documents.
The Framework would underpin the development of individual centre Action Plans and ensure that they were co-ordinated and deliverable and the report outlined a proposed phased programme for taking the Action Plans forward.
(1) the use of the Town, District and Local Centre Study and Delivery Framework to inform the Investment Strategy priorities and the development of policies in the Core Strategy and other planning policy documents be endorsed;
(2) the Cabinet agrees to:
(a) the Town, District and Local Centre Study and Delivery Framework being included in the Local Development Framework (LDF) evidence base, which shall be used to inform emerging Core Strategy planning documents;
(b) relevant Council officers developing a series of action plans on a phased basis in conjunction with relevant Traders and other interested groups;
(c) the town centres stated below be included in the first phase of action plans (referred to above) that are to be developed:
Liscard, New Ferry and Seacombe (Poulton Rd / Borough Rd), New Brighton (Seabank Rd), Wallasey Village and Irby.
(d) the development of a ‘Town Centre Traders’ Toolkit’ to support the setting up and operation of local trader groups.