Bid to Government for a Cumbria Local Enterprise
Earlier this year the Government announced it was getting rid of
Regional Development Agencies (RDA).
Instead Government has asked councils and
business leaders to submit bids for Local Enterprise Partnerships
(LEPs) to replace them.
These LEPs will tackle issues including
planning, housing, transport and infrastructure.
In the North West this means that the North
West Development Agency, which provides funding for economic
development and regeneration, will disappear.
Instead SLDC has joined with the other
Cumbrian authorities and organisations including Cumbria Tourism,
the National Farmers Union and NHS Cumbria and has submitted a LEP
bid to Government.
The document was submitted on 6 October
setting out proposals to create a public private partnership to
drive enterprise, innovation and economic growth within the
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership document