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Affordable Workspace Strategy & Action Plan

Meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet (Item 12)

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This report seeks approval for the affordable workspace strategy and action plan. The plan aligns with the Inclusive Growth Strategy adopted in 2019 to curate a strategic vision for workspace in the borough to develop and support SME businesses.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)      note the Affordable Workspace Strategy & Action Plan.

 

(2)      approve the Affordable Workspace Strategy and Action Plan, prior to publication on the Council’s website, dissemination of the same to key partners and stakeholders, and implementation.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Regeneration Property and Planning, Councillor Shama Tatler, introduced the report which sought approval for the implementation of the Affordable Workspace Strategy and Action Plan. The strategy was designed to support local start up, micro and small & medium-sized enterprise (SME) by maximising planning policy to encourage affordability, whilst supporting the regeneration of high streets and aligning with the Council’s social value policy and other local and community benefits

 

Cabinet welcomed the incremental approach to implementation outlined in the report, and noted that the timing of the strategy was particularly relevant given the recovery process for local business and enterprise being supported following the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Having thanked officers for their work in preparing the Strategy, Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)       Note the Affordable Workspace Strategy& Action Plan.

 

(2)       Approve the Affordable Workspace Strategy and Action Plan, prior to publication on the Council’s website, dissemination of the same to key partners and stakeholders, and implementation.