Posted on July 4, 2012
Category: News

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is asking businesses and local residents to submit their views on its draft Plan for the Humber economy.

The document – “A Plan for the Humber” – has been prepared by the LEP and its partners, with LEP Chairman Lord Haskins leading the work.  The draft was approved by a meeting of the LEP Board on Friday, one year on from the original LEP proposal receiving approval from Ministers.

The ambitious five-year Plan sets out in broad terms the Humber’s main opportunities for growth.  In particular, it argues that the area can gain more economic value from its main natural asset – the Humber itself.

Lord Haskins, Chairman of the Humber LEP, said: “The Plan is the culmination of several months’ work looking at what our main economic objectives should be.  We wanted to set out in a short document what we are focussed on and why, and then stick to it.

“What we are asking now is: are our priorities the right ones and have we missed anything?  I hope everyone with an interest in the future of the Humber economy will read the Plan and let us know.”

The LEP aims to agree the final document quickly so work on detailed delivery plans for the main areas can begin over the summer.  Task & Finish Groups led by Board members have already been formed to look at small business support and the marketing of the Humber.

Download the Plan

Please click here to download the draft Plan

How to submit comments

The deadline for comments is Friday 20 July.  Please send your response to c.sansam@humberlep.org.