The purpose of the Somerset Growth Board is to:
· To provide strategic ‘ownership’ of the Somerset Growth Plan and to oversee the development, implementation and promotion of the Somerset Growth Plan.
· To act in an advisory capacity to the six Somerset Councils and the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in respect of the Plan. All recommendations from the Board will be presented to the six councils for approval. The Board therefore has no delegated decision making authority.
· To accelerate delivery of the Somerset Growth Plan and maximise local accountability.
· To have strategic oversight of the thematic sub-groups (Place, Employment and Skills, Business and Hinkley Local Leads) and funding streams associated with the delivery of the Somerset Growth Plan.