Residents in Wellingborough are being urged to have their say on a draft Economic Development Strategy review to ensure that it reflects local needs and priorities.
The associated implementation plan will also consider all other key improvements needed to support growth including transport, infrastructure and land, and the council is seeking feedback and comments from businesses and partners across all sectors as to whether all of the key challenges and opportunities have been addressed to identify how their success can be measured.
The consultation draft of the economic strategy, the implementation plan, and the evidence base used to inform the review are available to download at www.wellingborough.gov.uk/business, where anyone wishing to respond can also complete a short online questionnaire.
All comments received as part of the consultation will be considered at a forthcoming council’s services committee.
Councillor Jon- Paul Carr, Chairman of the council’s services committee said "A public consultation on the Borough’s Economic Development Strategy review is underway. It is important that the council works with its partners in the public, private and voluntary sector to shape the future economic prosperity of the area. A great deal has changed since Wellingborough’s economic development strategy was last reviewed, not least, the establishment of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).
"As the strategy and plan are in consultation this isn’t the final decision and provides an opportunity for people who live and work in the borough to have their say on future proposals.
"The consultation is an ideal opportunity for all partners to work together and share resources to address the key priorities affecting Wellingborough."
The consultation period will close on 30 April 2016.