Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


RESOLVED that Cabinet –


a)     supports Tendring District Council forming part of a Freeport East Board and developing governance arrangements for future partnership working within the context of this report;


b)     notes that the Leader of the Council will allocate Freeport East to his Portfolio and be the lead Member Representative on the Freeport East Board, or similar, if required;


c)      welcomes the Leader’s intention to form a cross-party Portfolio Holder Working Group to ensure consultation and engagement across the Council;


d)     notes and endorses that the Leader of the Council may be called upon to exercise his delegated powers under the Council’s Constitution, to make urgent single Portfolio Holder decisions in relation to Freeport East, subject to undertaking consultation with the Working Group and reporting back to Cabinet thereafter;


e)     delegates authority to the Chief Executive to nominate such officers he determines to be appointed as officer representatives to any Freeport Board, shadow or otherwise, steering group, or similar; and


f)       approves the inclusion of the Freeport East project within the Corporate Key Priority Actions for 2021/22, to ensure progress is monitored, acknowledging milestones will need to be formulated as the project progresses.

Report author: Lisa Hastings, Michael Carran

Publication date: 23/04/2021

Date of decision: 23/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/04/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/05/2021

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