[holding answer 24 October 2006]: Vision Boards were established on an informal basis and as such governance arrangements are entirely their responsibility. The North West regional development agency has not provided model constitutions for the boards but would provide advice and guidance if requested.
[holding answer 24 October 2006]: There are no strict criteria for the selection of representatives on to the Vision Boards, although the North West Regional Development Agency recommends appointment of a private sector chair, and good private sector representation. The composition of the board is ultimately agreed locally; therefore membership is a matter for each individual board.
[holding answer 24 October 2006]: The North West regional development agency has discussed both the Northern Bypass and Lancaster Castle with the Vision Board and its chair. The agency has expressed its support for the Northern Bypass. The potential future use of Lancaster Castle to support City’s heritage tourism and visitor offer has also been discussed.