Decision details

Decision Maker: WMCA Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The report to update on the Board on the planned activities and priorities for the Digital Roadmap (2024-2027)


(1)      The progress made on digital matters in the region since 2021 was noted and the activity highlighted in the updated Digital Roadmap 2024 - 27 was endorsed.


(2)      The aims and objectives of the Digital Roadmap would continue to be championed in order to encourage public, private and voluntary sector alignment and investment in its five broad missions.


(3)      The concerns around the withdrawal of Project Gigabit Lot 35 for Birmingham and the Black Country were noted, and


(a)      the WMCA’s request for further information from the Government to clarify this decision and to expedite the identification and evaluation of interim solutions, whilst re-examining the opportunity for the West Midlands to receive targeted funding from Project Gigabit, was supported, and


(b)      confirmation of the Government’s support for Lot 11 covering parts of Coventry and Solihull was to be sought.

Report author: Mike Lewis

Publication date: 16/01/2024

Date of decision: 12/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2024 - WMCA Board

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