Open Consultations

Our Economic Strategy Refresh #YNYERFutures

We are refreshing our economic strategy strengthen the investment cases we make to central government for the economic growth of our area and in response to opportunities like the Industrial Strategy.

We would really like everyone to contribute and to do so we are hosting a conversation #YNYERFutures about what the future holds.

We have published a series of questions to help articulate the problems and opportunities our area faces.

To inspire the debate we have asked local thought leaders to share their thoughts on the future. Our next think piece is by Karleen Dowden form the Careers and Enterprise Company. It looks at some of the things that influences oyun people’s careers choices.

”What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s a question we’ve all heard throughout our lives and – aside from that one infuriatingly self-assured friend who’s always know what they want to do, we often struggle to answer.

It’s probably fair to say that if we asked you if you’d have seen yourself in the job you’re in now all those years ago, the answer would be ‘’no’’.

With that in mind, what’s influencing the young people of today in the careers decisions they make?

Read Karleen’s think piece – ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ here.

If you found the piece interesting, or would like to share your thoughts on the effect of innovation on productivity in our area, our first set of questions are now live.

Interested in productivity? Here’s some of the evidence base for our area.


Closed Consultations


Scarborough Bridge (7th – 28th July 2017)

The LEP was looking for consultation towards a £1.5m investment put towards a £4.87m project by City of York Council for a project to replace the current Scarborough Bridge in York.

The proposal included the widening of the bridge and addition of ramped sides to increase capacity, improve ease of access and the route into the railway station, suburbs, York central site and city centre.

  • This funding has now been approved. You can find more information here.