The Work of the Task Force
Recognising that housing and regeneration are complex, the Coast to Capital board commissioned the Task Force, which is composed of experts in their field, to recommend a role for the LEP centred on four main themes:
- Affordability: our economy will not be competitive if only the relatively well-off can afford to live in the region and employers are unable to recruit the people they need at lower, as well as higher, occupational levels. Is there a role for the LEP in providing houses that are affordable so that our workforce can afford to live here?
- Leadership and partnership: is there a role for the LEP in helping to deliver more houses more quickly to meet the needs of our workforce?
- Meeting demand: housing demand is already outstripping supply; can Coast to Capital use its resources to increase the scale and pace of delivery of new housing in our area to meet the needs of our growing population including particular groups such as young people?
- Employment space and infrastructure: is there scope for the LEP to use its resources to improve the linkages between housing, employment opportunities and transport so that our economy can function more effectively?
The Task Force produced a report which can be found to the right in the 'Related Resources' box with recommendations that were presented to the Coast to Capital Board in mid-November 2016.