Having given due regard to the Integrated Impact Assessment:
1. The Levelling Up Fund parcel bids for Neath and Aberavon constituencies as detailed in the circulated report be approved.
2. The Director of Environment and Regeneration in consultation with the Leader and relevant Cabinet Member(s) be granted delegated authority to approve the business case for submission to UK Government by 18th June deadline.
3. The Director of Environment and Regeneration in consultation with the Director of Finance and Corporate Services and the Leader and relevant Cabinet Member(s) be authorised to enter into grant agreements or associated documentation that might be necessary to draw down funding from the Levelling Up Fund.
Reason for Decisions:
To enable the Council to formally submit the Levelling Up Fund parcel bid applications for Neath and Aberavon constituencies to the UK Government.
Implementation of Decisions:
The decisions will be implemented after the three day call in period.
The item has been subject to external consultation. Levelling Up Fund bidding authorities are required to consult with a range of local stakeholders in developing their proposed investments for the Levelling Up Fund (and demonstrate evidence of engagement) including seeking Member of Parliament endorsement as detailed in the circulated report.