Agenda and draft minutes

Lead Member for Economy
Tuesday, 2nd June, 2015 1.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Simon Bailey  01273 481935

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 18 KB

Minutes:

1.1       Councillor Simmons approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2015.

2.

Disclosure of Interests

Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

 

Minutes:

2.1       Councillor Simmons declared a personal interest in item 4, in that he is a Director of SeaChange Sussex, but he did not consider this to be prejudicial.

3.

Reports

Minutes:

3.1       Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.

 

4.

Catalysing Stalled Sites pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Minutes:

4.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

 

DECISION

 

4.2       RESOLVED to: (1) agree the criteria set out in paragraph 2.2 of the report for the Catalysing Stalled Sites Fund of £916k;

 

(2) agree the process for distributing the Catalysing Stalled Sites Fund as set out in paragraph 2.3 of the report; and

 

(3) delegate authority to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to approve projects for funding following a recommendation from the East Sussex Grants and Loan Panel.  

 

Reasons

 

4.3       The fund is designed to unlock stalled commercial and housing site opportunities across the county.  The fund is finance of last resort to local authorities and private sector developers to unlock these sites to generate economic activity and housing, and realise site potential.