This report sought the authority of the Portfolio Holder for Renewal, Recreation and Housing for a renewal ballot of the existing Beckenham Together Business Improvement District for a further five-year term, commencing 31 March 2023 and expiring 1 April 2028.
RESOLVED: That the Portfolio Holder be recommended to:
· Note the results and officer recommendations from the survey of businesses in the Beckenham Business Improvement District;
· Agree 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;
· Agree 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; and,