Decision details

Award of a Business Improvement Grant in Shaw district centre

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive People and Place – Helen Lockwood

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The purpose of the report is to seek approval to award a Business Improvement Grant in Shaw District Centre.
The Council recognises the important role that independent businesses play in sustaining the vibrancy and vitality of our high streets and has developed a Business Improvement Grant scheme for Shaw District Centre. Discretionary grants of 50% of the costs of improvements, up to a maximum of £8,000, are available.
The Gin Gin Bar Ltd is a new business which has taken over the vacant premises at 1 Milnrow Road. Shaw. The property is a former locksmiths with a flat above and planning permission has been granted for the change of use to a Gin Bar with ancillary office office use. The property is undergoing a complete renovation and a grant has been applied for towards the cost of the works.


Approve a max award of £8,000 Business Improvement Grant to the Gin Gin Bar Ltd in respect of 1 Milnrow Road, Shaw

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - Do nothing. If the Council chooses to adopt this approach then the Council’s regeneration aspirations for Shaw District Centre would be delayed. There is potential that the appearance of these premises and Shaw District Centre could decline further.
Option 2.Approve the award of the Business Improvement Grant. Business Improvement Grant applicants will enter into a contract with the Council, to ensure that works are being undertaken satisfactorily with claw back arrangements for non-compliance. Funding takes place once the contract is completed and the works completed to the satisfaction of the Council.

Alternative options considered:

option 1

Publication date: 01/02/2019

Date of decision: 29/01/2019

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