Decision Maker: Economy Policy Development Group, Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To provide an update on shopfront enhancement schemes and to seek Cabinet approval to continue / re-instate such schemes in each of the three main market towns in the District.
Arising from a *report of the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration, the Economy Policy Development Group had recommended that a seed fund totalling £15,000 to maintain/reinstate shopfront enhancement schemes for the three main market towns in the District be approved.
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration outlined the contents of the report stating that it was recognised that the visual attractiveness of a town centre was an important element of consumers choice as to where they shopped and was seen as a major contributor to a towns vitality and economic success. The shopfront scheme was a practical way to support local business owners, previous schemes had been a success and it was felt that the scheme should be continued in the 3 main towns.
Consideration was given to:
· The details provided in appendix 1 of the report with regard to individual schemes that had been completed
· The need to help local traders.
RESOLVED that the recommendation of the Policy Development Group be approved.
(Proposed by Cllr R J Chesterton and seconded by Cllr C R Slade)
i) Cllr C J Eginton declared a personal interest as he owned a shop in Tiverton;
ii) *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.
Report author: Stephen Walford
Publication date: 12/02/2019
Date of decision: 07/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 07/02/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 16/02/2019