LEP submits Euro cash spending plans

Simon Donohue

Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership has submitted its European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy document to Government.

The strategy outlines how the area proposes using £122m of European money over the next seven years to grow the economy. It will be assessed by Government over the next few weeks.

Christine Gaskell, chairman of Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "The submission of the European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy document is an important milestone for the Cheshire & Warrington LEP.

"Working with a wide range of our partners has provided us with the opportunity to develop a strategy that really does focus on those things that will help our economy to go further faster. We have had an excellent contribution from all of those involved, which has resulted in a strategy that all partners are committed to, and now want to get on and deliver."

The LEP board is now working with partners to finalise the Strategic Economic Plan, which needs to be with Government in December.

This will outline how all aspects of economic growth will be delivered in Cheshire & Warrington over the next decade. It will provide the basis of Cheshire & Warrington's bid to Government to access the national Local Growth Fund, which is expected to make £2bn available from 2015.

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