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Morley Town Deal Board

 

In September of 2019, Morley was named as one of 100 towns across England that had been invited to work with the government to develop innovative regeneration plans to transform their town's economic growth prospects through the Towns Fund.

 

The Towns Fund provides an opportunity for Morley to agree a Town Deal with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and to benefit from significant investment of up to £25m. The Towns Fund is a government initiative to drive economic regeneration and deliver long term economic and productivity growth through projects focused on urban regeneration, skills and enterprise infrastructure and enhanced connectivity.

In January 2020 an interim Town Deal Board was established, and in summer 2020 an open recruitment process was undertaken to appoint members representing Morley’s communities, the private sector, and key local organisations.

 

The Morley Town Deal Board plays a key role in representing the town to:

 

  • Develop and agree an evidenced-based Town Investment Plan, setting out a vision for growth and regeneration in the town
  • Develop a clear programme of projects and interventions in Morley
  • Coordinate resources and engage with the wider Morley community 

 

The board is not a legal entity and its role is advisory. Its purpose is to work with Leeds City Council, to which it is accountable, to produce a well-evidenced Town Investment Plan which sets out a clear understanding of Morley, focusing on assets, opportunities and challenges which will help to create a business case to secure Town Deal funding. 

 

 

The Morley Town Investment Plan

 

The Town Investment Plan was developed with input and oversight from the Morley Town Deal Board with support from Leeds City Council. Projects and interventions in Morley have been proposed and appraised in a consistent manner in line with an agreed appraisal framework. Leeds City Council will be the accountable body for Town Deal funds.

 

To view the Morley Town Investment Plan Click Here

 

The Plan is currently published in pdf format. Work is underway to convert this document into an accessible format and a new version will be online and available soon.

 

 

 

Declaration of Interests for Member of the Morley Town Deal Board

 

Board Members

Registered Interests

Gerald Jennings (Chair) – Director, G.R. Jennings Properties Ltd

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Councillor Wyn Kidger – Ward Member

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Councillor Andy Hutchinson – Ward Member

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Councillor Robert Finnigan – Ward Member

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Councillor Lisa Mulherin- Executive Member Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development, Leeds City Council

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Andrea Jenkyns – Member of Parliament, Morley and Outwood

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Dawn Ginns – Resident, Morley

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Mark Goldstone – Head of Policy and Business Representation, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

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Steven Foster – Director, Land Securities

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Cameron Stephenson – Constituency Office Manager, Office of Andrea Jenkyns MP

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Rebecca Greenwood – Policy Officer, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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Rachael Kennedy – Morley Town Centre Manager

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Reverend Anthony Lee – Leader, Morley Community Church

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