Issue details

Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities Simplification Pathfinder Pilot Investment Plan

The purpose of this report is to enable consideration to be given Council’s Investment Plan to be submitted to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DHLUC) on 27 October 2023. Participation in the DLUHC Simplification Pilot is conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory Investment Plan to be appraised by DLUHC.


This proposal directly supports the following key themes in the Wirral Plan 2021-26:


• A prosperous, inclusive economy where local people can get good jobs and achieve their aspirations;


• A cleaner, greener borough which celebrates, protects and improves our environment and urgently tackles the environmental emergency; and


• Safe, vibrant communities where people want to live and raise their families.


This is a key decision due to the value of the combined funding allocations covering 2 or more wards.


The report primarily impacts on the Birkenhead and Tranmere, Bromborough, and Seacombe Wards.


Appendix 2 of this report contain exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. It is in the public interest to exclude the press and public during considerations of these items under Paragraph 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding the information)’.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure impact > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/08/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Commercially and/or financially sensitive information

Decision due: Between 4 Oct 2023 and 18 Oct 2023 by Economy Regeneration & Housing Committee, Policy and Resources Committee

Decision due: 27 Oct 2023 by Director of Regeneration and Place

Lead director: Director of Regeneration and Place

Contact: Damian Cooke Email:, David Marsh Email: David Hughes Email: