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The Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy seeks to transform the Norfolk and Suffolk economy into one of the best places in the world to live, learn, work and succeed in business.

Places and communities are interconnected, depend on transport and digital links, and draw on many of the same labour markets and supply chains.  The pandemic changed the way businesses and communities live, learn and work and demonstrated the need for resilient, reliable and adaptable infrastructure.  It impacted places in different ways with the rise of the ‘hyper-local’ as people stayed closer tom home, meaning larger centres took on a different role too.    

Click here to see where we have already invested in infrastructure.
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Integrated Transport Strategy for Norfolk

Adopted by the New Anglia LEP board and partners in summer 2018, this strategy sets out our ambitions, our collective goals for delivery and how we might see them brought to fruition. You can read it here.

Evidence was gathered from both the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy Evidence Report and the East Integrated Transport Strategy: Development of Long-Term Economic Scenarios Report

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A modern and fully integrated transport system is key to our future success and New Anglia LEP is working hard with partners in businesses, local authorities and education institutions to make us a mobile and accessible world-class economy.

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Transport groups the LEP is part of include:

Transport East – New Anglia LEP is part of Transport East, a forum that shapes the area’s transport ambitions.  The forum includes local councils, Highways England, Network Rail, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Chambers’ as well as other strategic partners such as ports, airports, rail and bus operators from across the East of England.

You can see details of its meetings here.

New Anglia LEP is also part of the East West Rail Consortium and its Eastern Section Group as well as the Great Eastern Rail Campaign and Ely Area Taskforce. 

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The Greater South East net zero Hub

One of five regional Net Zero Hubs in England, it aims to provide support to bring investment into local, net zero infrastructure projects and to make strategic links between local institutions.

It works on behalf of Local Enterprise Partners and their member Local Authorities.  There are 11 LEPs in the Greater South East geography.  Each LEP has produced a Local Energy Strategy (see below) that informs the work of the Energy Hub.

The Energy Hub team has been working with stakeholders to develop a regional pipeline of priority projects.  The team is also addressing common barriers to project development and improving the conditions for local net zero projects to be successful.

If you would like further details, or have project information to share, please get in touch with the Net Zero Hub

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Local Energy East

BEIS funding was secured in March 2017, for a tri-LEP Network and Strategy, with supporting evidence base, covering the New Anglia, Greater Cambridge and Peterborough and Hertfordshire LEP areas, and their constituent local authorities. The Local Energy Strategy is based on baseline information and was subject to local authority and partner endorsement.

The key thematic priorities identified in the Strategy period to 2030 are as follows:

  • Clean economic growth
  • Housing growth and commercial site infrastructure
  • Secure, affordable low carbon consumption
  • Clean transport networks, including electric vehicles.

To download the strategy please click here

A supporting Delivery Plan was developed and aligned into the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy. It aims to deliver and facilitate actions in the following areas:

  • Business, domestic and public sector retrofit and demand reduction
  • Electricity generation, storage, supply and distribution
  • Heat generation and distribution
  • Transport and wider energy demand reduction.

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How the grant scheme helped businesses in norfolk & suffolk?

Case Study: Coderus Case study

“This is a real boost of confidence in our business development plan. The grant supplements and helps to de-risk my own personal investment in Coderus, which has grown from two people to over 20 in just over 5 years. We are thankful to the LEP and look forward to sharing prosperity in 2018.”

-Coderus Technical CEO, Mark Thomas

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