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Bootle New Strand and Surrounding Area

Meeting: 23/06/2021 - Audit and Governance Committee (Item 11)

11 Bootle New Strand and Surrounding Area - Councillor Sir Ron Watson pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services

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The Committee considered a report submitted in accordance with Rules 115 and 116 of Chapter 4 of the Constitution by Councillor Sir Ron Watson in relation to Bootle New Strand and surrounding area.


Councillor Watson presented his report and suggested that it would be helpful for a meeting to be held with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Audit and Governance Committee and representatives from the other political groups with the Cabinet, to provide an update on the position in respect of the Strand and surrounding area and to enable questions to be raised.


Mr Stephen Watson – Executive Director Place indicated that the Strand had been purchased to help in the regeneration of the Bootle area and a report on Bootle Strand Shopping Centre – Business Plan 2021/22 to 2023/24 was to be considered by Cabinet tomorrow - 24 June 2021.


Mr Stephen Watson also clarified that the rejected planning application referred to in Councillor Watson’s report had been made by a third party and not by Sefton Council.


Arising from discussion it was recommended that the report be referred to officers for response. 


Councillor Watson stated that he did not feel it appropriate that Officers should be asked to provide a response to his report on the Bootle Strand and surrounding area as officers were not the decision makers; and in accordance with Rule 96 of Chapter 4 of the Council’s Constitution he requested that his dissent to recommendation 2 below, be recorded.





Councillor Watson’s report on the Strand and surrounding area be noted; and



the report be submitted to Officers for response and report back to the meeting of the Audit and Governance Committee on 15 September 2021.