Decision details

Energising Blyth Programme: Long Term Plan for Towns

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Outline the recently announced fund for Blyth, which is part of the UK Government’s Long-Term Plan for Towns initiative




(a )     Cabinet note the proposals in relation to the Long-Term Plans for Town for Blyth;


(b )     Cabinet endorse the approach taken to the Blyth Town Investment Plan as set out in the report;


(c )     Cabinet agree to receive a further report in advance of the launch of the Programme in 2025/26 setting out a detailed programme approach to mobilisation;


(d )     subject to being ratified at the Town Board, Cabinet agree to the submission of the Long-Term Plan for Blyth to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities;


(e )     Cabinet agree to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, on such terms as the Council’s Executive Director of Transformation and Resources thinks appropriate, following approval of the town long-term plan submission from Northumberland County Council; and


(f )      Cabinet accept the award of £19.510m Levelling Up Long Term Plan for Towns capital and revenue funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and it's use as follows;


·       Add £14,936,000 to the Capital Programme as an identified budget allocation for the capital interventions identified in this report, as per para 5.


·       Add £4,574,000 as an identified revenue budget for the revenue interventions outlined in this report, as per para 5.

Report author: Carol Jameson

Publication date: 09/07/2024

Date of decision: 09/07/2024

Decided at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 15/07/2024

Call-in deadline date: 14/07/2024

Current call-in Count: 0

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