Economy & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 19th September, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 August 2019.

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Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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To consider call-in items (if any).


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Medium Term Financial Programme (MTFP): Our Budget Choices for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 282 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration


The Summer Review of the Medium Term Financial Plan highlights the continued uncertainty, complexity and volatility facing local government funding - presenting significant challenges for local citizens and their local public services. The Cabinet is currently in the second year of its Medium Term Strategy and work has been underway to further understand the budget choices available to the Council. The Cabinet is progressing the implementation of the first phase of its medium term strategy – taking forward the proposals developed over the course of 2019/20 and agreed at Cabinet in February this year.


The Cabinet is keen to seek views from Scrutiny on these plans.  There will be further opportunity to discuss the proposals and reflect on consultation feedback where relevant, at the Committee’s meeting in November, ahead of Cabinet decision making on 17 December. In order to enable broad engagement on Cabinet’s plans, Scrutiny Committees are receiving the full report and suite of appendices relevant to their remit.


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to comment on the report and the proposals presented within the report relevant to the remit of this committee. This report is accompanied by a guiding note (appendix 1) to advise which proposals are relevant to their committee.


Officer Contact: Holly Rae, 0161 474 3014,

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Rail Update pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration


The report sets out an update on rail related issues which affect the borough.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-


·         note the information provided in the report and endorse the continued work to deliver the strategy and action plan.

·         note the key capacity issues on the Stockport line and the need for improvements at Stockport Station and the two adjacent structures and request that Officers work with TfGM and TfN to resolve these issues.

·         request further update reports on this strategy and action plan and on the ongoing work on tram train and new stations.


Officer Contacts: Mark Glynn/Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 3700/4351 or email:


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Update on preparations for the UK's departure from the European Union pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.


The report provides an update on Stockport’s preparations for the UK’s departure from the European Union.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to note the report.


Officer contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email:

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive


The report sets out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items that fall within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the information in the report and put forward any agenda items for future meetings of the committee.


Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 32137 or email:



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