(1) That Cabinet approved the North East Derbyshire Visitor Economy Strategy 2021-2024.
(2) That the Director of Growth and Economic Development be authorised to make non-substantive amendments to the Strategy documents, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth.
(3) That Cabinet agreed that the Director of Corporate Resources allocate £20,000 from the ‘Invest to Save’ fund as an operating budget for the financial year 2021/22.
REASONS FOR DECISION - The Visitor Economy is a key priority for the Council. Adopting the Strategy will enable the Council to guide future resource allocation and its work in this important area.
OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED - The option of not adopting a Visitor Economy Strategy for the District was considered but rejected. It would have meant that those businesses engaged in the Visitor Economy would not get the support required to help them to cope with the difficulties caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, protect existing jobs and to then grow and create future employment opportunities.
Please note that this was not a Key Decision and so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers