“Think coherently, have a vision, take the lead and take the chance to argue for change with Government where you believe it be right.”
Lord Heseltine (at SE LEP “Building the Future” conference)
Following two very well attended SE LEP “Building the future” housing events, the first with Lord Heseltine in Kent, the second in Essex with Elphicke/House Report author Natalie Elphicke, we have shaped and refined the LEP role in housing in deliver our Growth Deal.
With strong District, Unitary and County councils in the SE LP area, our aim is to add value to the excellent work already underway to deliver new housing – never to duplicate or confuse.
Drawing on discussions at the SE LEP Housing conferences and further meetings with housing practitioners and developers, to deliver our Growth Deal responsibilities SE LEP aims to:
In July 2014, SE LEP published its wider Growth Deal ambitions in a joint publication with localist think tank Localis launched by Lord Heseltine in the very heart of the Thames Gateway at Ebbslfeet Valley in Kent.