Executive post

Executive Member for Business, Economic Development and Strategic Planning - Stuart Munro


5.2.8  Executive Member for Business, Economic Development and Strategic Planning

To take responsibility for Strategic Planning for the development areas of the Borough.

To oversee the production of all documents included within the Local Plan.

To be responsible for overseeing the Council’s Asset Strategy with regard to all Council owned property, to take a lead role in acquisition and/or disposal of assets in line with Council policies, and to advise other Members of Council policy and targets in respect of asset management.

To oversee the Council’s external funding strategy in order to maximise income from government, EU and other sources.

Oversee the Economic Development Strategy and develop good working relationships with local businesses.

To lead on the Local Enterprise Partnership.

To lead on the City Deal.

To mentor, support and develop the Deputy Executive Member.

To hold the Directors of Customer and Localities and Corporate Services to account for the performance and improvement of the services and sufficiency duties.

To act as the primary press spokesman on all matters relating to the whole of the Business, Economic Development and Strategic Planning portfolio (including aspects that are delegated to the Deputy Executive Member for Business, Economic Development and Strategic Planning).

To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the contract procurement strategy within the Business, Economic Development and Strategic Planning portfolio, with particular regard to the following:


a)      ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of contracts;


b)      examining with appropriate Officers ways in which contracts of all types can be better managed on a timely renewal basis to achieve greater value for money;


c)      to examine potential new ways of procuring services including;


i)        outsourcing;

ii)       market testing;

iii)      public/private partnerships or the Private Finance Initiative;

iv)      joint working with other public bodies;


d)      monitoring and evaluating the performance and value for money of contracts that have been awarded.

To oversee the implementation of the Council’s Investment Strategy, including oversight of the Council’s Investment Portfolio, in conjunction with the Leader of the Council and the Executive Member for Finance and Corporate Resources.

In conjunction with the Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement, to ensure delivery of the current Local Plan, including monitoring the Five-Year Land Supply.

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