Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
ECONOMY AND REGENERATION SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: 8 NOVEMBER 2016
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 31 OCTOBER 2016
C3345 Town Centres Framework - Implementation Update (RE) (Scrutiny Committee - Environment and Regeneration) –
Cabinet was provided with an up-to-date position on the progress of the Town Centre Framework and associated action plan.
The Town Centre Framework was commissioned by the Council in 2012 and contained a comprehensive Implementation Plan that was attached at Appendix 1 to the report.
Considerable progress had already been made in respect of most actions. Appendix 1 addressed cross cutting actions and then, in turn, those relating to specific retail centres. Implementation of the actions required a corporate approach involving many areas of the Council, and was often closely linked with other strategic documents such as the Unitary Development Plan and the Draft Local Development Plan.
Progress in the Barry Centres was supported by the Welsh Government's Vibrant and Viable Places grant funding programme, which was currently in its last year.
Implementation of the Town Centre Framework fell to a wide range of stakeholders, in Cowbridge and Llantwit Major, the Council's rural regeneration partnership, Creative Rural Communities were important in driving forward further new initiatives, working with the community. Events were also key in these centres, and the Council had set aside funds to encourage new events to be established.
In Penarth, future action was likely to focus on gateway improvements and the Esplanade, after a recent focus on events with the Council's support of the Penarth Picnic, for example.
This was a matter for Executive decision
Cabinet, having considered the report and all the issues and implications contained therein
(1) T H A T the updated Implementation Plan attached at Appendix 1 to the report be agreed and the progress that has been made to date in implementing the framework be noted.
(2) T H A T the updated implementation plan be forwarded to the Scrutiny Committee Environment and Regeneration for consideration.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To agree the updated Implementation Plan attached at Appendix 1 to the report, and to note the progress that had been made to date in implementing the framework.
(2) To allow the Scrutiny Committee Environment and Regeneration to consider progress against the Framework.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 31 OCTOBER 2016