Leeds inclusive Growth Strategy isn’t he snappiest of titles but the ambition behind it has to be applauded.
This is the blueprint for the future development of our city. What it means, in a nutshell, is that the council wants to ensure that as the city grows its economy - but that people are not left behind.
Our city, judging by the comments of those coming in from outside, is clearly impressing investors. It is absolutely right that there is a clear plan for ensuring that interst benefits everyone in society and that it is planned for properly.
This strategy is set out in an 88-page document which states: “It is a route map of how best to deliver growth that is inclusive, draws on the talents of, and benefits all our citizens and communities.
“The strategy sets out how everyone can contribute to the city’s growth. It provides a framework for how all parts of the council will work with businesses, universities, colleges, schools, the community sector, and with partners in the city region, Yorkshire, the North and national government to grow our economy.”
They have identified 12 “big ideas” to shape the city. What’s important now is to examine each of those in more detail to see exactly what that entails, who is involved and how it is going to be achieved