Agenda and minutes

Economy and Growth Select Committee - Thursday, 13th June, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: The Octagon Lounge, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. View directions

No. Item


Appointment of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Additional documents:


RESOLVED: That Councillor Siddall be appointed Chair and Councillor Grooby be appointed Vice-Chair for the 2019/20 municipal year.


Councillor Siddall in the Chair


To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 116 KB


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2019 be approved as a correct record.


Bitesize Briefing - Presentation pdf icon PDF 99 KB


The Executive Director (Place) made a presentation to the committee around the Council’s decision making process, the role of scrutiny, the role of Economy and Growth Select Committee, the role of officers and developing a work programme.


RESOLVED: That the presentation be received with thanks.


High Peak Growth Strategies and Delivery - Presentation pdf icon PDF 3 MB


There was a presentation on High Peak Growth Strategies and Delivery including:

·         key regeneration priorities

·         Growing enterprise culture

·         Enhancing visitor experience

·         Reinforcing identity

·         Transport links

·         Delivery


RESOLVED: That the presentation be received with thanks.



Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 23 KB


The following were suggested as possible items for the work programme:

·         Inviting Transport for Greater Manchester and the Highways Authority to discuss issues including pricing, B_ line cards. travelling to learn costs and joined up transport for walkers.

·         Town Centre Development, Future High Street Funding, Buxton Town Team report and particular issues in Buxton - possible Sub-Committee and inviting business/retail representatives including from the Spring Gardens Shopping Centre.

·         Improving gateways to High Peak, footpaths from Fairfield and Buxton’s High Footpath near Morrisons being privately owned.

·         Tourist Information Centre.

·         Crescent Hotel Trust – evaluation of plans and opening.

·         Land issues.

·         Festival and Arts Strategy, a possible task and finish group and the need for joined up thinking.




1.    That the Chair, Vice-Chair and Executive Director (Place) draft a revised work programme taking into account issues discussed and Select Chairs requested to consider Economy and Growth and Community jointly considering transport.


2.    That the current Growth Strategy, Creative Industries Strategy for Glossop and Buxton Visitor Economy Strategy be circulated/reissued for information.