Decisions for issue Super Connected Cities Programme: Extension of Broadband Voucher Scheme
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Super Connected Cities Programme: Extension of Broadband Voucher Scheme
34.1 The Board considered a report that outlined proposals to extend the boundary of the Broadband Voucher Scheme to incorporate urban areas and business clusters of the Greater Brighton City Region subject to the agreement of Broadband Delivery UK.
34.2 Councillor Wall asked if the proposal would include Haywards Heath and East Grinstead.
34.3 Nick Hibberd stated that the assessment was based on postcodes and these could be put forward.
34.4 Councillor Blackman stated that he had a number of proposals for urban districts and that he would qualify eligibility with Nick Hibberd subsequent to the meeting.
34.5 RESOLVED- That the Greater Brighton Economic Board:
(1) Agrees to the extension of the Broadband Voucher Scheme, to include the urban areas and business clusters of the Greater Brighton City Region, as outlined in Section 3.9 of this report, and;
(2) Supports Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) in seeking agreement from BDUK to extend the boundary of the Scheme, as part of the wider Greater Brighton Investment Programme, which aims to deliver a vibrant City Region economy.