Agenda item - Update on Greater Brighton Investment Programme

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Agenda item

Update on Greater Brighton Investment Programme

Report of the Chair, Greater Brighton Officer Programme Board (copy attached).



That the Board note the report.


14.1      The Board considered a report of the Chair, Greater Brighton Officer Programme Board that provided a progress update on the Greater Brighton Investment Programme that included projects that have already been allocated City Deal and Coast to Capital Growth Deal funding and covered the period 15 July to 15 September 2015.


14.2      The Chair asked officers if there were any issues that needed attention from the Board.


14.3      Max Woodford clarified that whilst the Programme workload was high; there was no specific cause for concern or issue.


14.4      Andrew Swayne asked if there were any improvements that could be made and applied to processes for future bids.


14.5      Nick Hibberd stated that whilst the programme was progressing well, there had been key elements of learning. Specifically, this was to plan further ahead and to escalate any issues quickly. Nick Hibberd added that the key next step was drawing down the funding from the accountable body.


14.6      Nick Hibberd relayed to the Board that the Broadband Voucher Scheme had now completed and the additional funding had been spent in its entirety. Overall, 600 businesses had used the Scheme which was a very successful.


14.7      Councillor Theobald noted that Councillor Blackman had requested that the Scheme be extended to parts of Lewes and asked if this had been implemented.


14.8      Max Woodford confirmed that the Scheme had been extended to the entire LEP area, including Lewes.


14.9      RESOLVED- That the Board note the report.

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