Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Advisory Sub-Committee on Economic Growth and Recovery - Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Wellington Room - HCC. View directions

Items
No. Item

9.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

10.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

All Members who believe they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in

any matter to be considered at the meeting must declare that interest

and, having regard to the circumstances described in Part 3 Paragraph

1.5 of the County Council's Members' Code of Conduct, leave the

meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to

speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore all

Members with a Non-Pecuniary interest in a matter being considered at

the meeting should consider whether such interest should be declared,

and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 2 of the Code, consider whether

it is appropriate to leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save

for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code

Minutes:

Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter considered at the meeting they must declare that interest at the time of the relevant debate and, having regard to the circumstances described in Part 3, Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members' Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Personal Interest in a matter being considered at the meeting they considered whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 2 of the Code, considered whether it was appropriate to leave the meeting whilst the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.

 

11.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To approve the minutes from 27 June 2018 meeting.

Minutes:

The minutes were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

12.

DEPUTATIONS

To receive any deputations for the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no deputations for the meeting.

13.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive any announcements the Chairman may have.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

14.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL REPORT - 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To receive a report from the Assistant Director for Economic Development, which highlights some of the progress and key achievements of 2018/19.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received an update report from the Assistant Director for Economic Development (item 6 in the minute book), which highlighted strategic activities from the year 2018-19.

The ‘Coherent Place’ commission had taken place with John Till, and recommendations taken forward from that inquiry. The County had continued to work closely with LEP’s and there had been two specific Brexit events. A series of ‘Business Engagement Forum’ workshops had enabled recommendations and ideas to be shared following the outcomes of the inquiry by John Till and these had been a success.

Members learned that business growth had been varied, with some business areas suffering across the year whilst others had expanded. Whilst there was great potential for areas such as within Gosport and the maritime industry, there would also be challenges around infrastructure and access, which would need to be balanced. ‘Enabling’ was an important thing for the County to work with to assist companies and businesses rather than expecting them to work to and alongside a set strategy.

The Gulfstream investment at Farnborough meant a lot of potential for the area and had been the biggest investment by Gulfstream outside of the USA. Other initiatives such as ‘Thought Leadership’ and ‘Station Approach’ were also discussed by the Sub-Committee.

Looking forward to 2020, there were plans to work further with the Solent LEP to find the best way of the supporting the maritime industry. There would also be further discussions around 5G.

The Sub Committee supported the report and thanked the officers for all their work.

 

 

 

15.

HAMPSHIRE ECONOMIC DASHBOARD 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To review the Hampshire Economic Dashboard for 2018/19.

Minutes:

The dashboard was considered alongside the Annual Report for 2018/19.