News, analysis and discussion of the new generation of enterprise zones. First introduced in the 1980s, enterprise zones are now being reintroduced with the aim of reducing perceived barriers to business, such as the planning system.Page Title RSS fe
Communities secretary Eric Pickles has insisted the government's economic development policies are working after Swedish automotive firm Haldex confirmed it was opening a new base at a Leicestershire enterprise zone.
Securing targeted government funding is a council's best lever for driving local economic development, according to a survey of senior council officers.
Plans for a new guided busway scheme in Bristol have been approved by the transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
Northern Ireland's finance minister Simon Hamilton has said he is 'keen to explore' the potential for enterprise zones to boost the economy.
England's 24 enterprise zones are being offered the chance to bid for a slice of a new £100 million capital fund intended to get key infrastructure projects under way.
Local enterprise partnerships will become integral to economic development under the Government's enterprise zones policy, says Alexandra Jones.
The next ten years will be the age of well-connected places that embrace growth, says Jon Rouse
Localism Bill may be less development-friendly than ministers think, says Richard Garlick
- Project Manager – Business Infrastructure Scottish Enterprise Aberdeen
- Development Control Officer (DS27) Welsh Water Linea (St. Mellons, Cardiff)
- Senior Planning Officer/Development Control Macdonald & Co Cambridgeshire
- Planner Lambert & Foster Paddock Wood
- Planning Manager (Maternity Cover) David Wilson Homes Northampton
The threat of developers bypassing residents' plans was among the issues that emerged at this year's Northern Growth Summit, says Richard Garlick.
Earlier this year, Liverpool broke ranks and enthusiastically embraced the government's city mayoral agenda. But did the city secure a good deal, Adam Branson asks its first executive mayor.
To ensure that Teesside's enterprise zone opened this month with eased planning rules, the director in charge of this process says its economic body had to work fast, reports Adam Branson.
Rather than castigate planners as a drag on the economy, the Scottish National Party vowed to use planning to boost economic growth after its election victory last May. John Geoghegan assesses its progress over a busy nine months.