Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Renewal, Recreation and Housing
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
That authority be delegated to the Director of Housing, Planning, Property and Regeneration that upon being notified that the BID proposer wishes to put in a request for renewal, to review the final version of the BID Proposal which is expected to be delivered to the Council on 9 January 2023; and being satisfied that the BID Proposal has been submitted in accordance with Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004 and does not conflict with any of the Council priorities and plans, and its geographic scope is within the boundaries of the London Borough of Bromley; to instruct the Ballot Holder to hold the BID ballot on 23 February 2023 in accordance with the regulations.
That authority be delegated to the Director for Housing, Planning, Property and Regeneration that upon review of the final version of the BID Proposal, to vote on behalf of the Council for eligible Council-occupied hereditaments which fall within the proposed BID area.
That the potential for additional costs to the Council in the event of a no vote be noted, with a further report setting out options to be submitted for Members’ consideration in that event.
The Beckenham Together Business Improvement District (BID) was established in 2018 for a 5-year term to end on 31 March 2023. A recent survey of the business community indicated that 80% of businesses within the BID area were satisfied or very satisfied with the BID and it is proposed that the BID be renewed for a further 5-year term to run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2028. The Beckenham BID Board intends to issue notice of its intention to hold a ballot to the Secretary of State (as required by BID regulations 84 days before the scheduled ballot) on 1 December 2022. The Board also plans to consult with levy payers in preparation for the ballot to be held on 23 February 2023.
Publication date: 17/11/2022
Date of decision: 17/11/2022
Effective from: 25/11/2022