The current economic climate poses significant challenges but there are also opportunities in tackling these obstacles and in preparing ourselves for a brighter economic future. Provision of sufficient and appropriate housing across the county is also a, related, challenge.
In North Yorkshire partnerships have been set up to bring the relevant people together to tackle these issues.
The York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a partnership of people from local authorities and businesses who use local knowledge to secure government investment in projects and schemes that will make a real difference to our economy. Local Enterprise Partnerships have been put in place to support business expansion and remove barriers to growth.
The York and North Yorkshire LEP was recognised by the Government in February 2011 and is here to help businesses in York and North Yorkshire to improve and grow. Innovation and new ideas are critical for the success of the LEP.
The York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Strategic Housing Partnership brings together housing sections from the local authorities in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding, working closely to deliver against our housing priorities as part of the LEP area.
The partnership's role includes identifying and responding to key housing issues, agreeing and managing the delivery of strategic housing investment priorities, undertaking sub regional research and encouraging both innovative and consistent sub regional working. It aims to deliver more good quality market and affordable homes, make better use of existing housing stock and facilitate better, more accessible, housing services and choice for residents.