To receive an update on the Economic Prosperity Strategy and advise whether there are any areas of the strategy the Committee wish to request officers to undertake further work around.
The Committee resolved to note an update from the Economic Development Manager on the implementation of the 2023-2028 Economic Prosperity Strategy.
The Committee received an update from the Economic Development Manager (EDM) on the progress of the 2023-2028 Economic Prosperity Strategy that was adopted in January 2023.
The Committee asked the EDM to advise on the current situation in respect of the wish to include Staines within Zone 6 on the rail network. A public consultation had taken place with the majority of residents in favour but those living nearer to Staines Station expressed concerns about the increase in the number of cars parking around the station. The Committee were advised that talks had been held with both the South West Rail and Transport for London to demonstrate the financial benefit of including Staines but at this present time there was still no indication from South West Rail that they wished to invest in this project.
Committee resolved to note the update on the Economic Prosperity Strategy.