Mansfield and Ashfield set out ambition for economic future
A Joint Economic Masterplan, containing long-term plans for stimulating the local economy was launched this week by Mansfield and Ashfield District Councils.
Both District Councils, working together and in partnership with other local organisations, have recognised that there is a shared interest in achieving local economic growth and attracting and retaining investment, whilst improving our towns and the lives of all those who live in the area.
Within the Sherwood Growth Zone, across the districts of Ashfield and Mansfield, there is a determination to tackle challenges as the economy comes out of recession.
The Ashfield and Mansfield Joint Economic Masterplan provides a view of how to best achieve this, acting as a catalyst for action and investment in the three identified key areas: people, business and place.
It provides a "road map", setting out how to achieve a shared vision and consists of a Strategy Document and a Delivery Plan.
The focus of the document is on "Ambition", meaning that all local people will not only benefit from these improvements, but will also be given the opportunity to contribute towards them.
Cllr Kate Allsop, Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration at Mansfield District Council, commented: "With the current financial climate, the adoption of the Joint Economic Masterplan means Mansfield and Ashfield now have a sound, coordinated plan to see us through these challenging economic times and achieve further local economic growth."
"We are committed to providing the opportunity for residents and business to grow and prosper. By working in partnership with Ashfield District Council and partner organisations to deliver the priorities set out within the masterplan, we can realise our ambitions for the area, improving our towns and the lives of all those who live here."
Leader of Ashfield District Council, Cllr John Knight said: "The two District Councils already have a proven track record of working together on initiatives to develop the local economy. The adoption of the Ashfield and Mansfield Joint Economic Masterplan will ensure future collaboration has a solid strategic base."
The Joint Economic Masterplan can be viewed at: www.sherwoodgrowthzone.org