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Chorley Economic Strategy

Meeting: 27/09/2022 - Council (Item 42)

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To receive and consider the report of the Director of Change and Delivery.

Additional documents:

Decision:

To consider and approve the Chorley Economic Strategy for implementation.

Minutes:

The Executive Leader, Councillor Alistair Bradley, presented the report of the Director of Change and Delivery. 

 

The pandemic had a dramatic impact on the economic environment and demonstrated that economic circumstances are intrinsically connected to overall wellbeing and potential.

 

The Economic Strategy set out a clear ambition and vision for Chorley, considering the local, regional and national context.  It set out a new vision, priorities, objectives and action plan to provide direction and guide the allocation of resources and was developed based on data relating to the local business demography, economic trends and national economic policy.

 

In response to a query Councillor Bradley noted that there was a lack of investment in the east of Lancashire and that there was a ‘travel to work’ area, which included neighbouring authorities.  The new ‘investment zones’ had been announced the previous week so more information was needed about them before any decisions relating to them. 

 

Members discussed the potential to invite businesses from the local service centres to future discussions. 

 

The Executive Leader, Councillor Alistair Bradley proposed and the Deputy Leader, Councillor Peter Wilson seconded and it was Resolved (by majority 37:0:1)

To consider and approve the Chorley Economic Strategy for implementation.