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Place economic policy

Place economic policy

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As place economies evolve, place policy must adapt to keep pace. Equally, innovative policy ideas can influence growth trajectories.

GENECON has undertaken a range of influential policy studies, helping to set new economic futures for places and devising the key policy tools to govern delivery.

We have:

  • prepared a new planning framework for the Freeman Street area of Grimsby;
  • led several successful business cases for new UK Enterprise Zones, in Derby, Carlisle, Blackpool and Wyre;
  • led national research on high street performance linked to the Mary Portas review
  • led the Yorkshire Key Cities study, examining the scope for collaboration on major economic and regeneration issues;
  • devised Sunderland's Economic Masterplan, setting the direction for the city's future growth;
  • developed the policy framework for investment in the North & South Tees  industrial area;
  • pioneered a spatial approach to future economic growth in South Yorkshire;
  • prepared employment and housing land policy in Lancashire and Yorkshire;
  • made the case for changes in planning policy in behalf of major landowners and developers, including representations through statutory planning processes.