Strategy for Growth – update on consultation and next steps

Between October 8 2012 and November 16 2012, the LEP ran a consultation exercise on the White Paper ‘Strategy for Growth’. During this time, more than 450 responses from businesses and stakeholders were received, including 60 written responses, 150 via an online questionnaire and more than 250 from events.

The LEP is now considering the feedback and comments on the White Paper and will be working with a ‘Challenge Panel’ of key external stakeholders on approach and revisions.

At the January 2013 meeting of the LEP Board, a revised document will be discussed with a view to publication of the Strategy for Growth in February. Following this, the Delivery Plan for the Strategy for Growth is expected to be launched in March or April 2013.