Decision details

Deliver Improvements to Local Service Centres

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Alistair Bradley, Executive Leader, and Executive Member for Economic Development and Public Service Reform presented the report of the Director of Planning and Property which set out to determine the most appropriate way to spend the allocated UK Shared Prosperity Funding (UKSPF) in order to achieve a commitment made by members regarding improvements to local service centres.


It was noted that some of the properties were privately owned. 



1.         That the proposed approach to improvements to local service centres allowing the Council to spend allocated UK Shared Prosperity Funding (UKSPF) is agreed.

2.         That Members note that the proposed approach is dependent on a bit for Community Infrastructure Levy funding being successful.

3.         That the Director of Planning and Property is given delegated authority to enter the relevant agreement with Euxton Parish Council to enable a new project.


Reasons for recommendations

1.         These works will achieve an item on the corporate strategy.

2.         The works align with the Council’s corporate priorities.

3.         Chorley Council needs to spend its UKSPF allocation by March 2025


Other options considered and rejected

Consideration has been given to an alternative approach whereby minor public realm improvements would be delivered across the Borough. However, this approach would not meet the criteria for the intervention or achieve the desired outputs and outcomes and therefore could not be funded via the UKSPF programme.

Report author: Alan Coar

Publication date: 23/02/2024

Date of decision: 22/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Executive Cabinet

Effective from: 02/03/2024

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