Open Consultations

Local Growth Fund

Harrogate Rail Line Enhancements

The LEP is consulting on proposals to increase capacity in the railway infrastructure to enable a doubling of the frequency of the service between Harrogate and York from one train per hour to two trains per hour in each direction. This is projected to achieve passenger growth of c4% increasing the number of people travelling and accessing employment, education, personal business and leisure opportunities by 115,000 per annum.

A decision on whether to fund this scheme will be taken by the LEP Infrastructure Board on the 13th June 2018.

You can find more information via the following links:

Comments on the scheme can be sent via email to [email protected]

Local Industrial Strategy

We are refreshing our economic strategy to strengthen the investment cases we make to central government for the growth of our area.

We would welcome everyone’s contributions, so are hosting a conversation 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

Grovehill Road Widening Beverley

The LEP is consulting on proposals to provide a £387,000 investment put towards a £430,000 project by East Riding  for a project to widen Grovehill Road in Beverley.

The road provides  primary highway access to the main industrial area of Beverley, but the carriageway is of a sub-standard width which makes it difficult for two Heavy Goods Vehicles to pass each other safely.  Widening thro ad would allow improved access and help to stimulate economic growth in Beverley.

You can find more information here.

This scheme was approved on the 1st March 2018.

Northallerton Prison Site Highway Improvements

The LEP is consulting on proposals to provide a £2.52 million  investment put towards a £17 million project by led by Hambleton District Council for a project to redevelop the Northallerton Prison site.

Proposed LEP funding would  provide highway improvements to the local road network to allow the proposed development to take place, it includes junction improvements, improved pedestrian links and site access.

You can find more information here.

A decision on funding this scheme was deferred until a later date on 1st March 2018.

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.