Decision details

Great South West Energising our Future

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


That the Great South West Energising our Future prospectus be endorsed.

Reasons for the decision:

The Great South West Energising our Future seeks Government recognition and support to help trigger a green and blue economic revolution for the Great South West that will deliver a secure, prosperous future for all our communities.  The support of Government would enable the Great South West future to be one that is smart, connected, clean and the first to achieve a net zero carbon economy.

Alternative options considered:



This decision will come into force and may be implemented on 3 February 2020 unless the call-in procedure is triggered (as set out in the Standing Orders in relation to Overview and Scrutiny).


The Great South West Energising our Future prospectus intends to increase the economy by up to £45 billion, create 190,000 new jobs across the region and unlock the Great South West’s huge potential to be the UK’s world leader in clean growth backed by the region’s wealth of natural and research assets at sea and on land.  In doing so, the Great South West can become the UK’s smart, connected and clean dynamo with the Government’s help.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 29/01/2020

Date of decision: 21/01/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020