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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Local Enterprise Partnerships: "these next couple of weeks are crucial" for the Heart of the South West devolution bid

The East Devon Watch blog - together with the South Devon Watch blog - have been carrying several articles on the LEPs of late.

Here is a summary from the past ten days - with a few comments from observers:

Local Enterprise Partnerships: an alternative view | East Devon Watch
Devolution – TTIP for the Shires | Georgina and Co.
Devolution TTIP For The Shires | southdevonwatch.org.uk

"Actually I think the present time (these next couple of weeks) are crucial for HoSW, coz their prospectus has not been accepted by all Stakeholders, also it seems to me the LGAs + Exeter, Plymouth Councils etc., also people like Jonny Mercer and John Hart are having to be coy themselves until the HoSW deal is signed sealed and accepted by central government.
I’m feeling that this time is crucial for you in East Devon Watch and us at South Devon Watch – full steam ahead."

Well, well, well: Heart of the South West “board minutes” appear on their website | East Devon Watch
Board Minutes | Heart of South West Local Enterprise Partnership

Does Local Enterprise Partnership trump local and neighbourhood plans: if so, who said so and why bother getting them? | East Devon Watch

In 2014 our enterprise partnership had an income of £250,000 so how come it can now run Devon and Somerset? | East Devon Watch
"We have big opportunities like Hinkley that is going to create 10,000 jobs over next decade. Most LEPs would love to have projects like that. There is also the City Deal in Plymouth that will release and utilise MoD space – we’re looking at 10,000 jobs there. We have more climate and environmental technologists in Exeter than anywhere else in the world but we don’t have a cluster of business at the moment – that’s a big opportunity."

Chris Garcia Hinkley Dawlish Heart of the South West LEP Chris Pomfret | Western Morning News
2010 to 2015 government policy: Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and enterprise zones - GOV.UK

HAVE YOU BOOKED FOR THE LEP ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016? | East Devon Watch



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