A report from the Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth is attached.
Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth, presented the report providing an update on the key concepts that have been developed from the work on the masterplan for Bury Town Centre so far. It was noted that a draft of this masterplan would be submitted to Cabinet at its meeting in December 2021 where details of the consultation process will be set out for approval.
In response to Members’ questions it was noted that work to formalise governance arrangements was underway. This project, like others undertaken by the Council were ambitious and working with external partners helped officers to leverage their skills with outside expertise to ensure delivery to a high standard.
1. Noted the emerging outputs from on-going work on the Bury Town Centre Masterplan and provided initial feedback at this stage; and
2. Noted that the draft of the Bury Town Centre masterplan would be brought to Cabinet in December for comment and approval for the purposes of consultation.
Reasons for the decision:
To ensure that Cabinet are kept fully informed of the emerging outputs from what will be a key document to guide the future role, function and physical development and regeneration of Bury town centre and its peripheral areas over the next 15 to 20 years.
Other options considered and rejected:
None. It is important that Cabinet is fully informed of the emerging outputs from this critical area of work for the future of Bury Town Centre and surrounding areas.