The council has approved an Economic Development Strategy for 2023-2027, focusing on seven key themes to foster sustainable economic growth, benefiting our businesses, and positively impacting future generations. This strategy addresses the economic challenges in the local area.

The strategy is underpinned by the following key themes:

  1. Promoting the borough
  2. Supporting local business
  3. Land and premises
  4. A greener more productive economy
  5. A thriving rural economy
  6. An inclusive economy
  7. Vibrant town centres

The strategy also includes a number of specific initiatives such as:

Cllr Robin Betts, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Regeneration and Property said:

“Helping to develop an economy that is sustainable, resilient, inclusive and dynamic is crucial to meeting the challenges facing the local area, from tackling inequality to meeting the climate emergency. Success in delivering the strategy will require a partnership approach, and I firmly believe that our collective response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis sets us in good stead to rise to these challenges”

View our Economic Development Strategy

Contact the economic regeneration team