Cornwall Council cabinet to consider budget, business plan, investment and regeneration

Funding for services over the next 12 months and council tax will be the main focus at Cornwall Council’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, February 13.

The Cabinet will consider budget recommendations for 2019/20, including a proposed 3.99% council tax increase.

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The proposed tax will help protect services for vulnerable people, as well as ensure ongoing delivery of council services including adult social care, fire and rescue services, and waste collections.

Alongside the budget, the medium term business plan which sets the Council’s delivery priorities are also on the agenda.

The Cabinet will also consider the council’s capital investment programme, which includes further funding for Superfast Broadband, highways improvements and the housing development programme.

Other topics being discussed at the meeting are plans for the regeneration of Hayle harbour, which could see the creation of 600 homes and 600 jobs in the town. The work would be supported by a grant of £5.65 million from Homes England, which has been secured by the council to help deliver new housing, with more than 100 affordable homes included in the project.

Next year’s estimated revenue for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry, and the next steps to further improve Cornwall's road network with the creation of a St Austell to A30 link road will also be discussed.

The Cabinet will meet at the Trelawney Room in New County Hall on Wednesday, 13 February at 10am.

Members of the public are welcome to attend cabinet meetings in person or watch the meeting live via a webcast on the council’s website watch the meeting live via a webcast on the council’s website.

The Council also posts key information Twitter: www.twitter.com/CornwallCouncil

 

Story posted on 06 February 2019