The ‘Place Pillar‘ describes and supports the elements of the Strategy for Growth concerning the spatial framework and infrastructure that underpin our ambitions.
The Place pillar is local authority-led and deals with a number of key issues including:
- The spatial plan for the GBSLEP, the Strategic Spatial Framework Plan
- Digital and physical connectivity
- The creation and management of the UK’s most ambitious Enterprise Zone and Enterprise Belt; and
- The supply and management of housing and employment land.
As a new spatial partnership built around a functioning economic geography and travel-to-work area, there is an additional level of significance and potential benefit to be realised from our refreshed approach.
As with all our themes, these outcomes interact and rely upon outcomes across the other two pillars, People and Business. However, we believe they provide the clear foundations to transform the fundamental environment of the GBSLEP.
Our ambitions for growth and development – both housing and employment – are achievable and can be delivered via existing and emerging development plans across the LEP in the short to medium terms.