A new report released today as part of the County Councils Network’s County Spotlight series examines how county councils and unitary councils are setting out or delivering infrastructure and transport projects to boost their local economies.
The report is released just weeks after the new government set a target of 2.5% annual growth for the country, and examines recent best practice and projects from CCN’s members designed to boost productivity and infrastructure capacity in their areas.
The document contains 16 case studies split across the CCN membership, showcasing how those councils are the conduit for place-based growth in their areas in driving inward investment and unlocking substantial projects.
It focuses on the last twelve months, and the projects undertaken by county authorities as they transition from pandemic economic recovery to levelling-up and growth initiatives.
The case studies in the Spotlight are split across the following four themes:
- Driving Economic Recovery: Large-scale projects to unlock growth and housing
- Local Regeneration Breathing new life into road and rail infrastructure
- Going Electric: Helping county residents switch to greener transport
- Revamping Local Transport: Ensuring county residents can travel effectively and safely.