Strategy Integration and Development
Integrated Regional Strategy News:
8 February 2010 - Cancellation of Regional Evidence Sessions
As you may be aware, we have decided to cancel the evidence sessions we had planned for this month to support the development of the Yorkshire and Humber Strategy.
The background to this decision relates to the General Election, as we will experience more uncertainty around how the policies and priorities of the main political parties will affect us in the short and longer term. Add to this the development of the city/functional sub regions, the pressures of the current financial climate and the need to focus our resources where they are needed most and it becomes clear that our decision is the right one at this time.
Our teams will continue to work on evidence collection because it is a vital part of testing our processes and ensuring that we continue to meet local, city/sub regional and regional needs in all we undertake. We will, of course, keep in touch in terms of our progress and our plans following the election and we appreciate all the good work you have made possible so far.
Clare Coates, Deputy Chief Executive, LGYH
Simon Foy, Executive Director of Strategy, Yorkshire Forward
The first formal steps are being taken to prepare Yorkshire and Humber's new Integrated Regional Strategy, which will provide a long term strategic framework for making places across our region more sustainable and competitive. To guide the preparation of the strategy, a project plan is being put together. This project plan will be considered by the Joint Regional Board on 23 October 2009. To help develop its content, a paper has been drawn together to outline the emerging core content of the project plan.
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Commenting on the iRS Project Plan - outlining the emerging core content of the project plan
The APPG Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire has submitted a letter to support Doncaster's bid to host the High Speed Rail College. More information here.
The APPG Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire has submitted a cross party letter to the Transport Secretary about the transfer of rolling stock from TransPennine Express to the South.. More information here.
APPG Members met with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills - Rt Hon Vince Cable MP in January. More information here.
Report now available on the APPG "Infrastructure North - Energy for Growth and Thriving Communities" session. More information here.