Why don't Wirral apply to the LEP ? Set up by the previous Cameron Government to replace NWDA and help local enterprise, support local economic growth and regeneration in local areas.
As a matter of interest, Wirral Investment Strategy was sounding pretty upbeat, considering all things, but no mention of any proposed regeneration for New Ferry, although one official, the other night stated they had been trying to get regeneration for New Ferry for a long time ! How long is a piece of string? Basically, regeneration means knocking the whole lot down and completely renewing, which won't save any bodies home or business. https://www.wirral.gov.uk/sites/def...vestment%20Strategy%20-%20May%202015.pdf
WIRRAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY 2015 - 2020
Wirral is putting in place the economic environment that companies want to see: a
commitment to building a commercial case for sustainable economic growth, through a
portfolio approach that demonstrates long term commitment and planning, confidence and
Wirral’s relationships locally, in the wider City Region, in the UK and in the global
marketplace are stronger than ever before. In this light, we have been taking a wider view of
our performance and our potential.
Since Wirral’s first Investment Strategy was published in 2007, we have faced challenging
market conditions. But today, our borough is rightly anticipating a stronger and more certain
future. Unlike 2011, when this document was last revised, our investors, as well as our
stakeholders –the people who live, work and provide jobs in the borough – face a period of
growth and development.
This makes this new updated Investment Strategy at once essential, timely, and, most
importantly, a strong and stable platform for growing the borough’s economy for years to
Introduction: about this document
This document sets out Wirral’s current economic growth programme. We present the
exciting changes taking place on the Wirral and the future plans which will transform this
part of the UK.
The document also outlines the key projects and emergent opportunities that will prove
attractive to investors from the private sector. The public sector is committed to support this
activity and ensure the people in Wirral can share and fully take part in this renewal. The
project pipeline, set out in the pages which follow, provides the catalyst to allow Wirral to
realise economic growth and prosperity for its future.
This document will show how we plan to take advantage of our key strengths:
A sector profile that shows ambition and focus alongside strength in depth;
A workforce with the skills and experience to deliver;
A strong partnership with Wirral Chamber of Commerce;
Infrastructure that is more connected, more modern and more cohesive than ever
A council committed to driving the growth of Wirral’s economy, increasing
aspiration and supporting residents to access employment and skills.
In this document, we are promoting investment opportunities that are timely. We feel they
are targeted, deliverable and, with the right support, financially viable.