Coast to Capital is consulting on its new Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and is seeking your views to ensure the SEP is of the highest quality.

Since Coast to Capital’s previous SEP in 2014 the economic and political landscape has moved on considerably, bringing with it new challenges and opportunities for local leadership.

In this fast changing context government has raised its expectations for the economy through the Industrial Strategy and is determined to do the same locally through negotiations of Local Industrial Strategies. LEPs will lead on these, and the region needs an ambitious and credible SEP to maximise its influence.

Coast to Capital has identified five unique opportunities where the region is well placed to lead on a national scale, grabbing Government’s attention and investment, and driving local and national economic growth, matching the vision the Board has set for the region.

Emerging from these opportunities and through discussions with the Board and expert partners we have identified ten ambitious priorities that will address these opportunities, and set out what we want to achieve by 2030, and how we will deliver these goals.

The consultation is asking for feedback on the priorities identified to exploit these opportunities and potential projects that will deliver growth. The consultation also asks for comments the strength of these arguments and is requesting additional evidence to support our analysis.

Please follow this link to see the SEP Slide Pack and this link to see the SEP Consultation Document.

The consultation deadline is 23 March 2018, please comment before that date using the form here.