Consultations and surveys Budget for Council services 2023/24 to 2025/26

Growth and Development

Budget and focus

Growth and Development has a budget of £9.310m, with 409 staff. 

These services help businesses and neighbourhoods thrive, driving economic growth that benefits everyone, attracting businesses and development and bringing jobs to the city centre and to more deprived areas.  

  • They look after our land and property and handle planning, building control and licensing taxis and venues. They manage residential growth, increasing affordable housing and new homes for all residents. 
  • They address inequalities, boosting residents’ and businesses’ digital strengths and opportunities, while creating neighbourhoods where people are proud to live. They also support our drive to be a net zero carbon city by 2038 or sooner.  
  • Work and Skills and Adult Education services help residents benefit from economic growth and the opportunities it brings. 
  • Highways services keep the city moving, supporting more walking and cycling and keep public spaces safe and attractive while improving roads networks and public spaces. 

£1.059m proposed savings in 2023/24 (totalling £2.044m by 2025/26)

  • £800,000 more rents from and less spending on property. 
  • £259,000 charging for staff time and deleting a job vacancy.  

See the full report detailing these proposed savings 

Economy Scrutiny Committee,10 November 2022  - Growth and Development 2023/24 Budget Proposals

Have your say by 7 January 2023

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