FOI request (FOIR-245785495)
Requested Fri 04 September 2020
Responded Fri 18 September 2020On behalf of ***** we would like to congratulate you on having been selected to put forward your proposals & bid to Government as part of the £3.6bn investment into the Towns Fund. Under the Freedom of Information Act, we would be grateful if you could provide us with some details regarding this so as to ascertain if we can be of help:-1. The name of the person/people who has/have been nominated to develop this Towns business plan.2. An outline of your intentions regarding utilisation of awarded grant money.3. If there is an opportunity for you to involve the skills & experience of an architectural company to support you in this process?We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you & look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Response1. Victoria Conheady, Assistant Director Regeneration and Culture is Lead Council officer, alongside a small team of other officers within Regeneration and Culture and support from the Towns Hub and Town Deal board members.2. We will be undertaking a project prioritisation and assessment process to ensure projects that are agreed for inclusion in Section 2 of the Town Investment Plan meet the requirements set out in the government's Town Deal Further guidance document Annex A - Intervention Framework, as well as other conditions required within the Further Guidance document. The further guidance document and town deal prospectus can be found via our website: https://www.hastings.gov.uk/regeneration/towndeal/3. If our Town Investment Plan is approved by government (decision likely by April 2021) then we will have up to a year to work with project leads to develop business cases for each project we are requesting Town Deal funding for. This will likely require professional expertise.
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