LEP AIMS TO BREAK DOWN BARRIERS TO DEVELOPMENT
4th April 2012
The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) held a workshop last week to increase understanding of barriers to economic development and improve conditions for the business in the region.
One of the LEP’s strategies is to stage regular meetings with selected stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the Greater Lincolnshire economy.
The aims of this latest event, held last week at Horncastle College, were to identify opportunities where the LEP can lobby for change and to create a closer working relationship between public and private sector bodies.
Representatives attended from the Lincolnshire Co-operative, Lincoln College, Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey District Council, National Grid and the Environment Agency among others.
The meeting discussed the present development process, how things could be done differently and what’s getting in the way of timely development.
“It was a very positive meeting and by the end everyone present agreed that we can all benefit from working together more effectively,” said Ruth Carver from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Secretariat.
“We also agreed that understanding of the development process was poor and that we should attempt to communicate the process much more effectively to all stakeholders.”
The workshop followed a developer consultation meeting organised by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and hosted by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce at the end of February.
That event brought together construction and development professionals to examine the factors which prevent or slow down economic development within Greater Lincolnshire.
Notes to editors
The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is a new body led by the private sector which aims to improve conditions for infrastructure and doing business in the Greater Lincolnshire area.
One of the first LEPs to be established in the UK, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP covers a large geographical area with a population of over one million and a diverse range of industries, from ports and logistics to farming, tourism and engineering.
It includes North and North-East Lincolnshire and is controlled by a LEP board made up of leading figures in the public and private sector.
For more information about the Greater Lincolnshire LEP please contact Ruth Carver or Carolyn Tuscher at the LEP Secretariat on 01522 550515.