Greater Brighton Economic Board


10.00am 19 July 2022


Hybrid Meeting VIRTUAL & Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall



decision list



Part One





Levelling Up Agenda



1)            That the Board endorses all Levelling Up Fund Round 2 bids submitted by Greater Brighton authorities (appendices 1 & 2) and agrees that the Chair of the Board should write a letter of support in relation to each bid.


2)            That the Board notes that the bids outlined in appendices 1 & 2 have the potential to create a new pipeline of Board-backed projects for the city region.


3)            That the Board agrees that members should be encouraged to work together on the delivery of UKSPF interventions where such interventions will be more effective on a geographic scale which is wider than an individual local authority’s area.


4)            That that Board agrees its local authority members should reflect 2.s in all UKSPF Investment Plans they submit.


5)            That the Board agrees officers should continue to consider opportunities for the Greater Brighton functional economic area arising out of the Levelling Up White Paper






Transition to Net Zero Action Plan



1)           That the Board agree to bring all of the workstreams referred to in paragraphs 1.1 and 1.2 above into a Transition to Net Zero Action Plan.


2)           The Board agrees that new workstreams that relate to the environment, climate change, sustainability and resilience should be added to the Transition to Net Zero Action Plan.


3)           That the Board agrees that regular progress updates will come back to the Board on all elements within the Action Plan.












Greater Brighton Food Scoping



1)           That the Board agrees to the next phase of work which includes:


·         Identification of a mechanism to co-ordinate action and feed progress into the GB10 pledges


·         Advice on alignment of policies, metrics and action focused on food system transformation by LA areas


·         Budget allocation to create investment plans for infrastructure, business support and training (£15,000 allocation from GBEB). This would cover specialist support to properly cost and develop investment plans for the city region food system


·         A call to business, education and food partnerships to support food system transformation


·         Seeking partner updates on how food system innovations are being embedded into practice






Greater Brighton Investment Programme Update



1)            That the Board note the report and the Investment Programme Update at Appendix 1.





NB The above decisions will be implemented after close of business on 26 July 2022 unless they are called in.