Thames Valley Berkshire LEP's growth plan

The Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) outlined their growth plans for Berkshire, asking the Government for a £43.8m investment between 2015 and 2016. – The Local Growth Deal will help to secure Berkshire against the unpredictable financial climate, and address specific risks and goals.

The LEP expect to deliver 10,700 homes and bring 21,000 new jobs to Berkshire by 2020/21 if the funding is successful.

The proposal, which was presented on Thursday 15th of May at UTC in Reading, focused on the following key points

  • Infrastructure
  • Skills
  • Education
  • Employment, International and Innovation and Growth.

Among the proposed projects are schemes to unlock housing development, enhance transportation, ultrafast internet, international engagement and much more.

Steve Lamb, the LEP chairman said: "We have submitted everything we have needed to submit and we are now waiting for feedback from the Government."

"We have identified everything we need for the long term and short term and we are confident the plan is deliverable."

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