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Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission

24 March 2022

The Cheshire and Warrington Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission was set up by the Subregional Leaders’ Board in November 2020, with the aim of contributing towards realising Cheshire and Warrington’s ambition of becoming the most sustainable and inclusive subregion in the UK. A final report is to be produced in summer 2022.

The independent Commission is made up of elected representatives from each local authority and a Local Enterprise Partnership Board member, as well as representatives from carbon-intensive industries and agriculture, finance and investment, energy, and experts from civil society including university, housing and local nature sectors, and has also worked with expert advisers from beyond the Commission. The Commission’s Secretariat is drawn from the LEP with support from the Local Authorities.

The Commission has been working on four themes: Inclusive Economy, Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Land Use, and Net Zero. For each of these themes the Commission has developed an evidence base for Cheshire and Warrington’s current position, a vision representing where the Commission believes the subregion should aim to be and a set of recommended actions to achieve these visions.

The Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission has now reached the Consultation Phase which will run for 8 weeks starting on Friday 18th March 2022. A Consultation Document, plus a version with extended evidence, has been produced which presents the evidence, vision, and recommendations for each of the four themes.

The Commission are seeking comments, views, and engagement from across the subregion and beyond to engage with their thinking, to critique, and to assist them to move this agenda on and enable them to realise the shared vision for the benefit of all our people and places.

If you would like to provide feedback on the Consultation Document, please follow the link to the online survey. The questions will guide you through the document.

The Commission will also be running several online and in person events over the next 8 weeks that are open to anyone that has an interest in joining the conversation.

For further details and event dates click here

The feedback from the consultation process will be used to sense check, review, and update the recommendations, creating a final report. Findings from the consultation exercise will be shared with those who took part in the consultation. 

Each event will include the presentation of the key points in the document, followed by an opportunity to join smaller discussion groups relating to each theme. All four themes will be discussed in each session, with two being discussed at a time in breakout groups. Therefore, if you wish to be involved in the discussion of multiple themes you are welcome to join more than one event.

In-person events will include tea and coffee throughout the day, and lunch will be provided. Further information about the venues will be distributed after registration.