Economy & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 19th January, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Stockport. View directions

Contact: Charlotte Griffin  (0161 474 3235/ 07815467634)


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2022.

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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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Exclusion of the public and the public interest test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following item(s)


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Stockport 8 Relocation

Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person(including the authority)’ as set out in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act1972 (as amended).


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To consider call-in items (if any).


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Responding to our Medium-Term Financial Plan Update pdf icon PDF 606 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration.


The report and appendix provides a further update on the council’s strategic approach in responding to the review of the medium-term financial plan. This follows on from the report presented at the Cabinet meeting on the 28 September 2022, and scrutiny committees during October 2022. In particular, it includes updated proposals within the appendix for scrutiny comment ahead of budget council in February.


The report outlines the budget proposals being considered by the Cabinet to address financial and demand challenges, enable longer term transformation, and ensure the delivery of shared strategic partnership ambitions.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.


Officer contact: Holly Rae 0161 474 3014 |

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Draft Stockport Local Plan

To receive an update from the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration, Councillor Colin MacAlister, and the Strategic Head of Place Making and Planning, Emma Curle, on the Draft Stockport Local Plan.

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Update on the work of the Scrutiny Review Panel

To receive an update from the Chair of the Scrutiny Review Panel - Economic and Social Case for Metrolink in Stockport, Councillor David Meller, on the work of the panel.

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Portfolio dashboard

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to consider the portfolio dashboard for the Economy and Regeneration portfolio and raise any matters and/ or concerns with regard to performance.


Members can view the portfolio dashboard on the Portfolio Performance Dashboard website.

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Agenda planning pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Director - Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer.


The report sets out planned agenda items for the next meeting of the scrutiny committee, and details any forward plan items that fall within the remit of the committee for information.


The Scrutiny Committee is asked to:


1) consider the report and any agenda items for future meetings of the committee; and


2) to note the report.


Officer contact: Charlie Griffin 0161 474 3235 | 


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Item including information 'not for publication'

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Stockport 8 Relocation pdf icon PDF 288 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.


The report seeks Cabinet approval for the acquisition of a site detailed in the confidential appendices, as well as the feasibility costs of the design and planning for the site (up to a maximum figure of £300,000, to include all legal expenses, planning and design costs).


The Scrutiny Committee are asked to consider and note the report.


Officer contact: Chris Carlisle |

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