Meeting documents

SCC Heart of the South West Joint Committee
Friday, 29th January, 2021 12.00 pm

Venue: Teams online meeting

Contact: Scott Wooldridge, Democratic Services, Somerset County Council  01823 357628

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To be received and recorded.


Declarations of Interest

To be reported and recorded.


Minutes of previous HotSW Joint Committee Meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 9th October 2020 as a correct record.


The Committee approved the minutes of the meeting held on 9th October 2020.


Public Question Time

The Chair will allow any members of the public who have registered to speak, 2 minutes to give their statement.


Formal agreement of the Building Back Better document pdf icon PDF 662 KB

To receive and consider the report from David Ralph Chief Executive of The LEP.

Additional documents:


The Committee:

  1. Welcomed and fully supported the continued joint work on economic recovery for the Heart of the South West with the LEP;
  2. Endorsed the draft Build Back Better plan for further engagement with partner councils and other key partners; and
  3. Request that the final plan is reported for approval at the Committee’s next meeting



HotSW 2020/21 Budget update and draft budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider and formally agree the Budget Report from Scott Wooldridge, Monitoring Officer, Somerset County Council.


The Committee agreed:-

(a) as part of continuing to support economic recovery work that further funding is allocated and Somerset West & Taunton Council are re-appointed for 2021/22 until 22 January 2022 to provide staff resources to support the HEROG work (see section 4.4 and table in 4.5.1);  


(b) the bulk of the 2020/21 funding already allocated for project officer resources to support and develop the Housing Task Force priorities is deferred to provide funding in 2021/22 due to the impacts of Covid19 emergency work (see tables in 4.5.1 and 4.6). 


(c) to endorse the revised draft 2021/22 Budget (see section 4.6)  



Coastal Communities Plan pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To receive the Presentation and Agreement of the revised Coastal Communities Action Plan and covering Planning Supplement by Anne-Marie Bond and Alan Denby from Torbay Council.

Additional documents:


The Committee agreed:-


1.   The Heart of the South West Coastal Productivity Plan and supported its publication.


2. That A Coastal Group is established to support delivery of the actions within the Coastal Productivity Plan.


3. That The Coastal Productivity Plan is used to lobby Government and direct future policy on coastal issues particularly in the design of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF).


Climate Emergency Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive a presentation from Devon County Council and Somerset County Council representatives.

Additional documents:


The Committee noted the Climate Emergency Update for the Heart of the Southwest Area.


Peninsula Transport Board Update pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To receive a presentation.


The Committee noted the Peninsula Transport Board Update.


Committee Meeting Dates

All to note the dates of the next meetings.


12th March 2021

25th June 2021

1st October 2021


The Committee noted the dates of its scheduled meetings in 2021:


12th March 2021

25th June 2021

1st October 2021