Cross LEP Working


The underlying principle behind the close collaboration between the south west LEPs is being better connected in order to enhance economic growth.

The south west LEPs have a common aim to transform connectivity to and from our area. Our focus is on major road and rail arterial routes, working in partnership with national and local governments and key businesses to drive improvements along the A303 corridor, M5, A417 (between the M5 and M4) and A350 route to the southern coastal ports and to achieve the ambitions of the Peninsular Rail Task Force. We are strengthening further our nationally important commercial clusters around aerospace, nuclear and marine technology, using all available resources such as enterprise zones and participation in the rounds of science and innovation audits. This will help boost the evidence base for future investment decisions and achieve our low carbon priorities.

Across the south west, we share the need to implement 100% coverage of superfast broadband and mobile coverage and, where there is evidence of market failure, use public funds to introduce ultrafast broadband to stimulate economic growth.


To learn more about cross LEP working, you can take a look at Greater Connected Report here. It is an independent business-led review of the submissions to Government by the five LEPs in the South West region.

The report aims to identify the common strategic goals for greater connectivity of the South West's roads, rail and infrastructure and is written from a business perspective. 

The report symbolises everything that your LEP stands for - partnership between both private and public sectors for the benefit of your county's economy. 

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