Strategic Framework Focused on Delivery

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Karuna Tharmanthar, Deputy Director, Development and Environment, North Somerset Council speaks at SWO Housing, Planning and the Economy event. UWE, Bristol; 26/2/2013.

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West of England Strategic Framework Focused on Delivery Karuna Tharmananthar 26 th February 2013

Our hopes and fears:

Our hopes and fears “Clean streets, flying cars and robots doing all the work” “big brother in town! – authoritarian, people forced into hermetically sealed pots!” “urban spaces overcrowded and polluted”

Our challenge:

Our challenge “Designing a dream [city] is easy, rebuilding a living one takes imagination“ Jane Jacobs “focus on striking the correct balance between the social, economic and environmental factors that are so vital to delivering sustainable growth and prosperity” WoE Strategic Framework

Characteristics to support growth:

Characteristics to support growth Place-making Community building Quality & character Context for jobs growth and business investment Meeting community aspirations

Strategic Framework:

Strategic Framework 4 UAs Core Strategies Vision and priorities brought together A Joint WoE Strategic Framework Duty to Cooperate

Investment Priorities:

Investment Priorities

Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone:

Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone Joint Inward Investment service working closely with UKTI Internet led growth MEDIA MICRO- ELECTRONICS Synergy between creative media and micro-electronics sector through Creative Harbour Temple Meads – a new gateway to Bristol

J21Enterprise Area:

J21Enterprise Area Making it happen with landowners & developers with: Serviced sites Simplified planning process Skills and training support Joint Delivery Board Ready to go: Knightstone Housing Association HQ Leisuredome Infrastructure works at Weston Airfield Locking Parklands

Bath City of Ideas EA:

Bath City of Ideas EA 200,000m2 new office, commercial, and leisure space with a focus on growth sectors. Bath City Riverside- a modern residential quarter

Avonmouth/Severnside EA:

Avonmouth/Severnside EA Investment in infrastructure to improve accessibility to strategic road network & rail network (Passengers and freight) Approved deepwater container terminal at the port Large scale storage & distribution centres Energy & waste schemes (incl. biomass power plants) General industrial development

Filton Enterprise Area:

Filton Enterprise Area Mixed use regeneration is a key objective facilitating investment in infrastructure, & creating opportunities for enhanced growth. Aerospace design & manufacture Defence, Advanced manufacturing Emerging materials technologies (working closely with the National Composite Centre Information Technology, maximising the potential of superfast broadband Micro electronics research and design

Emersons Green Enterprise Area:

Emersons Green Enterprise Area a flagship employment site for the West of England potential for 45ha of employment development the area National Composite Centre, provides a focal point for the coming together of science, innovation, technology, creative & digital media. technology based companies engaged in research & development & advanced manufacturing

Conclusions:

Conclusions Can’t deliver alone- need a partnership approach for funding, expertise and enabling opportunities. Working alongside and with LEP activities: Investment Support growth and inward investment Skills agenda Build trust in partnerships and develop a route map with statutory agencies. Focus on outcomes- place-making = people

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