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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

October 2009

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.

If you want to feed in any views at any stage on the Integrated Regional Strategy, send them to


Commenting on the IRS Project Plan

Commenting on the IRS Project PlanCommenting on the iRS Project Plan - outlining the emerging core content of the project plan

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Service Transformation in the North - In June 2014, NLGN and its partners convened a workshop  to discuss how councils in the North were integrating and transforming their public services. This paper summarises the discussion. More information here.

APPG Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire report following the session on the bioeconomy is now online, along with the APPG letter sent to Lord DeMauley following the meeting . More information here.

Yorkshire and Humber Local Authorities have submitted a joint letter to the DfT Rail Franchising consultation . More information here.

The APPG Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire report following the session on local transport investment and growth is now available. More information here.