Local businesses and other partners are being offered another chance to have their say on a new long term economic plan for the Epping Forest district.
Nurturing Growth, a paper to promote discussion on the key challenges and opportunities for economic growth in the area is being sent to local organisations. It looks at identifying priorities for joint working and sets out potential practical actions that could be adopted and requests feedback on these.
Read our economic development strategy:
- Nurturing Growth consultation document (pdf 4MB)
- Nurturing Growth consultation document plain text version (pdf 171KB)
A great place to do business
Cllr Nigel Bedford, portfolio holder for Communities and Partnerships commented: “This is a prosperous place for most of our residents and a great place to do business, but we need to work together to future proof this success in an ever-changing and challenging business world.”
“We need feedback from our business partners and local residents to make sure we come up with a plan that enables us to continue to grow our local economy in the right ways.”
Nurturing Growth has been revised following comments received in an earlier consultation. A key theme from feedback was partners wanted more time to be made available to consider their responses.
The new consultation period will run until 16 December 2019.
Economic Strategy Stakeholder Conference
In addition a special Economic Strategy Stakeholder Conference has been organised.
- Date – Wednesday 13 November 2019
- Time – 9am to 1pm
- Venue – Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, CM16 7ER
- Cost – Free
- Book your place on the Economic Strategy Stakeholder Conference
This conference will provide an opportunity for businesses and local groups to discuss some of the ideas and approaches in theme-based workshops looking at issues such as skills, transport infrastructure, innovation and entrepreneurship, and town centres.
Find out more
For further information on the economic strategy contact John Houston on 01992 564264.
To find out more about Economic Strategy Stakeholder Conference contact Duncan Haslam: