West of England Strategy Discussion Paper – Public engagement

West of England Strategy Discussion Paper – Public engagement 2017-09-29T14:11:13+00:00

Overview

Economic growth that benefits every resident is at the core of the West of England strategy discussion paper. Our vision is for all residents to benefit from more job opportunities, a stronger economy and higher quality of life.

The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership are joint authors of this strategy discussion paper, developed in partnership with constituent councils, business, the universities and others.

The aim is that we develop a strategy that will be owned by everyone, allowing us to present a joined-up voice to government and promote the region nationally and internationally.

The West of England Combined Authority covers Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire and supports the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Joint Committee, which includes North Somerset.

The strategy discussion paper sets out high-level plans for delivering economic growth for all, under three pillars:

  • Businesses that succeed
  • World class skills for employment
  • Infrastructure fit for the future

The West of England strategy discussion paper has details about the proposed vision and strategy.

Give us your views

We want businesses, organisations and others to engage with this strategy and give us their views on how we can improve it to ensure we can drive economic growth and improve the quality of life for all.

If you would like to submit feedback on the strategy paper, please email info@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

Please note the online survey is now closed.

What happens next

All responses will be analysed and your feedback, along with the views of other local groups and partners, will be taken into consideration in developing a final strategy to be published in the autumn. This will be used to inform more detailed plans and priorities for the region, including the West of England Combined Authority, Local Enterprise Partnership and Joint Committee.