Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has submitted a number of diverse and ambitious projects to the Government for funding through its Comprehensive Spending Review.
It seeks to position the sub-region at the heart of the UK’s low carbon revolution and leading the way in efforts to “level-up” the economy.
The submission identifies a programme of investment of around £100m per year over the next four years that will put Cheshire and Warrington and the UK at the forefront of the world’s fight against both climate change and disease, and ensure that everyone in the sub-region has access to the training they need if they are to find new jobs post-the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Cheshire and Warrington economy has doubled in size over the last 20 years to a GVA, pre-Covid, of almost £32.5bn and has the potential to double again over the next 20 years.
Clare Hayward MBE, chair of the Cheshire and Warrington LEP, said: “These exciting projects have the potential to transform our sub-region and the wider North West, creating high-skilled jobs and opportunities for all.”
The projects in the CSR submission submitted to the Government include life sciences, low carbon energy and logistics – where Cheshire and Warrington have existing strengths and potential for further transformational growth.