The District Councils’ Network has responded to the Government’s plan to create investment zones to spearhead local growth.
Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen, Chairman of the DCN, said: “District councils are already using their knowledge of local communities and close relationships with local employers to ensure their local economies are buoyant and expanding so we fully support the Government’s aim of accelerating growth.
“District councils have unrivalled planning and regeneration expertise which will be crucial to making the investment zone concept work. It is essential that the part of government which is closest to local communities and local businesses plays an active role and is a full delivery partner.
“We are keen to learn more about the Government’s proposals. District councils will work with ministers and our local partners to develop investment zones in a way which brings about sustainable growth and is supported by our local communities.”