Humber local authority leaders have joined LEP Chair Lord Haskins and Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP in praising the partnership’s work over the last year, as the LEP’s Annual Review for 2017/18 is published.
Hull City Council Leader Councillor Stephen Brady OBE said:
“The Humber LEP has proven to be absolutely critical for businesses in Hull looking to expand. As a city, we are working hard to achieve economic growth and create sustainable jobs for the future, and the Humber LEP has a vital role to play in this.”
Councillor Ray Oxby, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The Humber LEP has a vitally important role to play in ensuring that the full economic potential of the Humber is maximised.
“By working together we can help secure the best deal for the Humber region, for the business community and for local people.
“In North East Lincolnshire we’re reaping the benefits of the funding secured through the LEP with projects including the Stallingborough Enterprise Zone.”
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“The Humber LEP annual review clearly demonstrates the benefits provided to local communities across the region when the public sector and private sector work closely together.
“The East Riding is continuing to see record levels of investment, from flood and transport infrastructure to business expansion and growth – providing new employment opportunities for local people and the completion of projects that have a positive impact on people’s day-to-day lives.”
Cllr Rob Waltham MBE, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The Humber LEP have been instrumental in helping to support a massive transformation to our local economy to grow. North Lincolnshire has huge potential to grow and prosper, and we will continue to take full advantage of working with the Government, the Humber LEP and other partners. We have an exciting future post Brexit to negotiate a strong deal for our area and we intend to work with the LEP to deliver this.
“Through the funding received in the past year, we have been able to develop some fantastic projects. These include the Trent villages flood defence scheme to protect villages and to deliver housing growth, as well as funding for Normanby Hall Country Park, which has been used to develop this venue into one of the best attractions to visit in the Humber region.”