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1 Local Roots to Growth Speakers: Simon Ridley, Chief Executive, Planning Inspectorate Robert Hough, Chair, Liverpool City Region LEP Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities Chair: Ged Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council

2 Local Plans: Delivering for Local People Simon Ridley Chief Executive, The Planning Inspectorate

3 Presentation to Solace Summit 2014 The NPPF sets out a positive planning framework Plan led system Presumption in favour of sustainable development Duty to cooperate Meet objectively assessed needs, in full 5 year housing land supply

4 Presentation to Solace Summit 2014 NPPF puts local plans at the heart of the planning system “it is highly desirable that local planning authorities should have an up-to-date plan in place” paragraph 12 “proactively drive and support sustainable economic development to deliver the homes, businesses and industrial units, infrastructure and thriving local places that the country needs” paragraph 17 “Significant weight should be placed on the need to support economic growth through the planning system” paragraph 19

5 Presentation to Solace Summit 2014 Now nearly 60% of strategic local plans are adopted

6 Presentation to Solace Summit 2014

7 The Planning Inspectorate has record numbers of plans at examination

8 Presentation to Solace Summit 2014 A number of issues are critical to successful plans and faster examinations Need to meet the current Objectively Assessed Need. Identification of 5 year housing land supply, plus 5% or 20% buffer Need for a robust Sustainability Appraisal and appropriate public consultation, including on proposed modifications. Duty to Cooperate

9 Presentation to Solace Summit 2014 The Planning Inspectorate is helping local authorities adopt a local plan One to one advisory visits Procedural guidance Working with DCLG and the Planning Advisory Service

10 Presentation to Solace Summit 2014 “He who fails to plan is planning to fail" Winston Churchill

11 Local Roots to Growth Robert Hough, Chair, Liverpool City Region LEP

12 Liverpool City Region Growth Deal

13 Roots to local growth... Identify your priorities Based on your asset base, opportunities, & market proposition Choose the right projects Develop the right structures Collaboration is key Engage the private sector Make sure you deli ver... Achieve impact in and effective & efficient way Engender trust 13

14 14 Identifying our priorities... What we (collaboratively) are trying to tackle...

15 Tackle key economic conditions and harness our latent potential LCR GVA per head is £15,600, UK it is £20,900 - equates to an £8.2bn gap The gap has remained largely unchanged over the last decade To tackle this gap we need: 18,500 businesses to match the UK average business density An additional 35,000 individuals to be economically active to match the national average An additional 46,200 individuals in employment Respond the shortfall of 90,000 jobs in our economy Increase household income per head – the deficit is £1,700 per person Source: Office for National Statistics, Regional Accounts Note: *=UK less Extra Region, excludes output that cannot be assigned to regions GVA per head per annum

16 16 Gross Value Added % change on a year earlier, Source: LEP analysis of Office for National Statistics, Regional Accounts Note: UK = UK less Extra Regio, excludes output that cannot be assigned to regions Continuing momentum... Growth in the economy has accelerated over the last 5 years outperforming the national average LCR one of only 2 NUTS 2 areas in England to record growth in both years of the downturn The City Region has created 12,000 private sector jobs over the last 2 years With 4,675 business start-ups recorded in 2012 the gap with the national formation rate has narrowed

17 Capitalising on our asset base... Source: Office for National Statistics, Annual Population Survey

18 18 Our strategy will be delivered by five strategic projects & a series of enabling elements... These are our priorities

19 19 The five strategic projects and enabling elements... A:Liverpool City Centre B:The Liverpool City Region Freight & Logistics Hub C:LCR 2 Energy D:Access to the Port of Liverpool (and package of corridor improvements) to enable E:LCR Capital Investment Fund Liverpool City Centre The Liverpool City Region Freight & Logistics Hub Our 3 Enterprise Zones Sites for Big Science Sites for business expansion/growth Growth enabled via place based economic development (including 3 growth deal programmes), via skills (ongoing delivery of skills for growth) and via business support (supply chains and enterprise strategy) as well as development of an innovation ecosystem...

20 Strategic Project A: Liverpool City Centre

21 21 Strategic Project A: Liverpool City Centre Recognised as a generator of jobs and growth for the entire City Region and beyond City region has 1.5 million people – serves wider area of up to 2.3m people Key economic asset & Enterprise Zone Global ‘brand’ – recognised internationally Central to our visitor economy 43,000 jobs now aiming for 57,000 by 2023 Expanding conference destination 2014 International Festival for Business Aiming to be ranked 3 rd in UK Investments ongoing – ACC Liverpool Enterprise Zone Delivery Plan 1,000 new jobs by 2015 & 15,400 by 2038 Business rate growth of £13.3m per annum Stanley Dock

22 22 Liverpool City Centre – enabling transport schemes... City Centre Strand Corridor 2017/18 start date £5.35m Major Transport Scheme ask North Liverpool Key Corridors 2016/17 start date £13.25m Major Transport Scheme ask City Centre Connectivity 2017/18 start date £33.0m Major Transport Scheme ask 22

23 23 Liverpool City Centre – jobs & sites enabled…. Knowledge Quarter projects Bio-Innovation Centre Apex (Bio-lab space at University) Materials Innovation Combined: 545 net new jobs Pall Mall Grade A Office Space 11,110 net new jobs Liverpool Waters Major mixed use development 8,300 net new jobs Kings Dock Extension Mixed use leisure development 686 net new jobs Port of Liverpool Hinterland Sites within the Port & Pumpfields 402 net new jobs Total net new jobs enabled in Liverpool: 22,200 23

24 24 Future proofing Liverpool City Centre to ‘plug-in’ High Speed Rail Lime Street as a High Speed 2 Destination 2019/20 possible start date £10m Major Transport Scheme ask for preliminary works (scheme specification required). 24

25 Strategic Project B: LCR Freight & Logistics Hub

26 26 SuperPORT opportunity Market facing opportunity 90% of imports enter via South of England but 60% consumed North of midlands Global (& UK) logistics industry changing – Liverpool ideally placed to take opportunities £340m ‘Liverpool 2’ project increases capacity x 3 = private sector investment in opportunity However, it needs complementary investment to capture growth/jobs Freight network = transport Logistics space required = bringing forward land & sites Skills for Growth = skills Supply chain & export opportunities too = business growth 26

27 27 Liverpool City Region Local Growth Plan Freight & Logistics Hub 27 Natural Infrastructure – River Mersey Extensive transport infrastructure Port Rail Network Motorways Ship Canal Airports Growth opportunities throughout City Region Halton Fields Knowsley Industrial park Stonebridge in Liverpool Parkside in St Helens Atlantic Park in Sefton Wirral Waters EZ

28 28 LCR Project: Liverpool City Region Freight & Logistics Hub Knowsley Industrial Park Access and Connectivity Improvements 2015/16 Start date £5.6m Major Transport Scheme Ask Knowsley Expressway 2015/16 Start date £4m Major Transport Scheme Ask Newton-le-Willows Interchange 2015/16 Start date £14.4m Major Transport Scheme Ask M58 Improvements 2017/18 Start date £5.5m Major Transport Scheme Ask A570 Link Way 2016/17 Start date £3.2m Major Transport Scheme Ask Wirral Dock Bridges 2017/18 Start date £3.4m Major Transport Scheme Ask Silver Jubilee 2016/17 Start date £3.3m Major Transport Scheme Ask Windle Island 2016/17 Start date £3.2m Major Transport Scheme Ask Maghull North 2016/17 Start date £6.2m Major Transport Scheme Ask Halton Curve 2015/16 Start date £10.4m Major Transport Scheme Ask 28 TRANSPORT MAJOR SCHEME INVESTMENT SOUGHT

29 29 Wirral Waters Minimum immediate Development Value c. £122.7m £5bn long-term programme Parkside Minimum Development Value c. £24.5m (will be much higher in long-term) Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus Long-term Enterprise Zone investments of £100ms Dunningsbridge Rd, Atlantic Park & Senate Business Park Minimum Development Value c. £24.5m Knowsley Industrial Park Minimum Immediate Development Value c. £155.2m Wirral International Business Park Minimum Development Value c. £4.9m Haydock Industrial Estate Minimum Development Value c. £49.1m 3MG & Widnes Waterfront Minimum Development Value c. £53.5m The Heath Minimum Development Value c. £2.2m Total Minimum Development Value to be Leveraged c. £520m LCR Project: Liverpool City Region Freight & Logistics Hub SCALED DEVELOPEMNT INVESTMENT TO BE ENABLED: LEVERAGE

30 LCR Project: Liverpool City Region Freight & Logistics Hub Wirral Waters Including Advanced Supply Park & International Trade Centre 10,500 net new jobs Parkside Logistics Hub 3,750 net new jobs Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus New build & expansion 617 net new jobs Dunningsbridge Rd, Atlantic Park & Senate Business Park Site development 1,183 net new jobs Knowsley Industrial Park Development & expansion 2,000 net new jobs Wirral International Business Park Development & expansion 1,163 net new jobs Haydock Industrial Estate Development & expansion 500 net new jobs 3MG & Widnes Waterfront Site development & expansion 2,713 net new jobs The Heath Site development 80 net new jobs Total jobs enabled in Liverpool City Region = 22, JOBS TO BE ENABLED AT KEY SITES

31 Put in place the right structures (for you)...

32 32 Every place is different Different economic potential = different priorities Different path dependency...how did we get to here requires different response? Different institutions Essential therefore that every place is ‘enabled’ to do what is best for them... Government adds to complexity National vs local vs supra-local service funding & delivery Discretionary funding through ‘initiativitus’ Local Authorities / Combined Authorities / Mayors Transport Authorities and Local Transport Bodies LEPs (being strategic or delivering?) Cannot easily ‘fix’ the national complexity... Each local area must find its own ‘institutional fix’ – what is best for you to enable local growth? Structures are complex...

33 33 Our LEP...working with a CA As a Statutory Process the implications of the CA are primarily for Local Authorities but obviously, it needs to include arrangements with other bodies – such as the LEP But – joint recognition of need for a collaborative approach with the aim of ‘doing things better’ as a collective in the City Region Outcomes of the process are: LEP is a voting member on the Combined Authority securing the private sector a voice at the top table – this is unique to Liverpool City Region This allows Local Transport Body ‘transition’ = simpler structures LEP responsibilities from Government remain unchanged; but we work closely with the CA to ensure delivery of more investment, jobs and growth LEP recognised via the CA’s own protocols as the lead body for economic development at a strategic level ‘Best in class’ institutional fix? Binding collaborative working in the City Region

34 34 Make sure you deliver...

35 35 Delivery is key Effort must be about achieving something... Local Investment Local Jobs Local Growth Delivery is therefore essential... On time, on budget, well managed Achieving an impact – it has to make a change We can only expect devolution IF we deliver Proof will be in the doing not the rhetoric Those who deliver will deserve devolution As much as anything else – work with the private sector

36 Local Roots to Growth Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities


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