Decision details

Markham Vale Enterprise Zone - Business Rates

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To determine how the business rate income from the Markham Vale Enterprise Zone will be allocated from 1 April, 2020.




That Cabinet recommends to full Council that:


(1)  The Business Rates income from the Markham Vale Enterprise Zone (MVEZ) be retained by the Council from 1 April, 2020 and re-invested locally to support the delivery of local economic priorities.


(2)  The change in Business Rates policy for MVEZ be applied annually for the remaining 17 years of allowable business rates retention up to 2036/37.


(3)  Approval be given to the proposal for three key programmes of investment: key projects delivery, economic growth activities and skills activities; and that the funding be particularly targeted at unlocking and accelerating key developments and sites and delivering better outcomes for local communities.


(4)  Detailed programmes of investment be developed, with a particular emphasis on the key growth projects being progressed through the Joint Growth Board, with Derbyshire County Council; and recommendations be made to Cabinet and Council as appropriate to ensure the programmes and associated spending are approved in line with the Council’s constitution.




1.     To revise the Council’s policy with regards to the retained business rates income from MVEZ, following the Council’s decision to discontinue its membership of the SCR LEP.


2.     To ensure that the retained business rates income is reinvested locally and used to support the delivery of local economic priorities in and around Chesterfield.

Reason Key: Has a significant impact in environmental, physical, social or economic terms on communities;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Neil Johnson, Assistant Director - Economic Growth Manager Email: Tel: 01246 345241.

Report author: Rachel Appleyard

Publication date: 03/12/2019

Date of decision: 03/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 09/12/2019

Call-in deadline date: 08/12/2019

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