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Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Public Participation

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Of the meeting held on 5th June 2023 to be approved and signed.



Approval of the Worcester Play Plan pdf icon PDF 427 KB

That the Committee -


1.      Notes the contents of this report, and approves the Worcester Play Plan attached at Appendix 1;


2.      Agrees that the projects set out in section 5.1 are the first phase priority projects under the Worcester Play Plan and authorises officers to progress those projects subject to further reports and final approvals, on funding and any project-specific risks and the outcome of consultation with relevant ward members and local stakeholders;

3.      Approves the principle of allocating up to £400k of the funding already collected by the Council under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to the delivery of projects under the Worcester Play Plan;

4.      Approves the principle of allocating existing and future s106 funding to the first phase priority projects, as part of a geographical mapping exercise to be undertaken by officers to link funding to proposed projects; and

5.      Notes that officers will bring back to Committee in November an overarching delivery plan showing how play provision will be developed and funded in line with the Worcester Play Plan over the next 10 years, with recommendations for specific funding allocations to be added to the Council’s capital programme.


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Worcester City Centre Transport Strategy pdf icon PDF 328 KB

That the Committee endorses the Draft Worcester City Centre Transport Strategy and urges Worcestershire County Council (WCC) to give priority to progressing development and implementation of the final strategy in order to shape future transport decisions and assist in meeting the responsibilities of local government in improving air quality.


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Museums Worcestershire Annual Review pdf icon PDF 376 KB

That the committee note the activities undertaken in museums in 2022-23 and the impact of the service.



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UKSPF - Communities and Place pdf icon PDF 254 KB

1.  To note the progress and delivery of the Communities and Place theme within the UKSPF programme; and

2.  To note options for reallocating funding in the light of progress to date and to receive a further report on any proposed reallocations at the next meeting of the Committee.



Towns Fund Heritage and Riverside Project: St Andrew's Gardens pdf icon PDF 684 KB

1.  That Members note the content of the report and the opportunity to contribute to consultation; and


2.  That Members also note the opportunity to contribute to the consultation for the public realm enhancements proposed as part of the Heritage and Riverside Project at Worcester Cathedral.  An exhibition of the proposals will be displayed at the Cathedral between 12 and 26 July 2023.


Quarter 1 Performance Report for 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 187 KB

That the Place and Economic Development Committee notes the Council’s quarter 1 performance for 2023/24.

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Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chair is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.