In the coalition agreement, the government committed to establishing local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) to replace the regional development agencies.
In June 2010 businesses and councils were invited to come together to form LEPs whose geography properly reflects the natural economic areas of England. As a result Bracknell Forest Council along with the other Berkshire unitary authorities became part of the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVBLEP).
The local growth white paper, published in October 2010, set out the roles that local enterprise partnerships can play depending on their local priorities.
The government’s response to the Heseltine review confirmed its commitment to negotiate a growth deal with every local enterprise partnership (LEP). Through growth deals, LEPs can seek freedoms, flexibilities and influence over resources from government, and a share of the Local Growth Fund to achieve their identified growth priorities.
In return, the government expects LEPs to demonstrate that they are committed to the growth agenda, including by developing ambitious, multi-year strategic economic plans.
As part of this development the local authority members of the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVBLEP), including Bracknell Forest, have worked together to prioritise economic development and work collaboratively across the LEP area.
Documents relating to this work will available for download as and when they are finalised. Alternatively, you can contact us using our enquiry form about matters relating to Bracknell.
Bracknell Forest schemes
These schemes have been included in the implementation plan of the strategic economic plan: