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The Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy seeks to build the right kind of housing and commercial space where it is needed, and integrate utility, road, rail and green infrastructure to build the communities and places people want to live.

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

Click here to see where we have already invested in transport infrastructure.

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East West Rail Eastern Section Rail Prospectus

The East West Rail Eastern Section Rail Prospectus sets out the economic and growth opportunities that can be realised by providing better rail connectivity between Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge with Milton Keynes, Oxford and beyond.

The prospectus has been developed by local authorities in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire in conjunction with New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the East West Rail Consortium.

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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 will be developed and aligned to the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy. It will aim 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.

To see where we have already invested in utility infrastructure, click here

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Our Economic Strategy seeks to provide flood defences that unlock or protect housing and commercial development.

To see where we have already invested in flood defence schemes, click here

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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.

Click here to see where we have already invested in transport infrastructure.

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Transport groups the LEP is part of include:

Great Eastern Rail Campaign – New Anglia LEP is leading the Great Eastern Rail Campaign for investment on the Norwich to London main line.

Ely Area Capacity Enhancements – New Anglia LEP supports the case for investment in capacity enhancements at Ely

Transport East – New Anglia LEP is part of Transport East, a forum that will shape the area’s transport ambitions. The forum includes local councils, Highways England, Network Rail and Local Enterprise Partnerships 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.

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Broadband and Digital Connectivity

The Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk seeks to improve digital connectivity, with a focus on super-fast broadband in rural areas and reliable mobile phone coverage for those travelling around the region. We have invested in the rollout of superfast broadband across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Through our Growth Deal, we have invested £10 million in projects in both counties to support an increase in the extensive network of fibre cables and roadside cabinets to enable homes and businesses to have access to faster broadband.

To find out more and to check the available broadband speed for your postcode, visit:  Better Broadband for Norfolk // Better Broadband for Suffolk

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The Greater South East Energy Hub

One of five regional Energy Hubs in England, it aims to provide support to bring investment into local, low-carbon energy infrastructure projects and to make strategic links between local institutions.

It works on behalf of Local Enterprise Partners (LEPs) and their member Local Authorities. There are 11 LEPs in the Greater South East. Each LEP has produced a Local Energy Strategy 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 energy projects to be successful.

If you would like further details, or have project information to share, please get in touch with the Energy Hub [email protected]

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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