Issue details

Proposal to Support Submission of Full Business Case to Create an East Midlands Freeport

Following Cabinet member approval to support submission of an outline business case to Government in September 2021 (minute xx refers), this report now seeks approval for the Council to support submission of a Full Business Case (FBC) to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to create a freeport in the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire area.
The East Midlands Freeport (EMF), if approved, will bring additional powers and funding to improve the regional economy as the Council ‘builds back better’ from COVID-19 and responds constructively to the opportunities generated by the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/12/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix 2 Confidential - NOT FOR PUBLICATION BY VIRTUE OF PARAGRAPH 3 OF PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

Improvement and Scrutiny Committee: Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction;

Decision due: 15 Feb 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture, Tourism and Climate Change

Lead director: Executive Director - Place

Department: Place

Contact: Joe Battye, Director - Economy & Regeneration Email: joe.battye@derbyshire.gov.uk Tel: 01629 536574, Joanna Jackson Email: Joanna.Jackson@derbyshire.gov.uk.

Documents

  • Proposal to Support Submission of Full Business Case to Create and East Midlands Freeport