Recovery and growth

8/16/2021 3:05:40 PM

Buckinghamshire's Strategic Vision

As one of the most aligned county structures in England, the Buckinghamshire Growth Board, a partnership bringing together Buckinghamshire’s public and private sector partners, has been working together to develop a strategic vision for Buckinghamshire. The draft strategic vision explores the current strengths and opportunities present within our county and sets out our aims and ambitions to achieve a thriving, resilient, and successful Buckinghamshire. These are centred around:

• successful businesses and careers
• vibrant and connected places
• thriving culture, heritage and natural environment

Our strategic vision will set out Buckinghamshire’s unique identity and ambitions for our area. It expresses our partnership focus and commitment to addressing the challenges that coronavirus (COVID-19), Brexit, and climate change present for Buckinghamshire.

Having developed the draft strategic vision, the Growth Board are now engaging with stakeholders throughout the county that will be important in supporting the delivery of our objectives.

Find out more by downloading ‘Succeeding as a place: achieving our shared vision for Buckinghamshire to 2050’.


Recovery and Growth Proposal

The Buckinghamshire Growth Board has shared its recently agreed recovery and growth proposal with central government. The proposal outlines the strategic opportunities and potential for Buckinghamshire to help the UK bounce back and accelerate its recovery following COVID-19 and the lockdowns. It is framed around three themes:

  1. Places
  2. High-Tech Sectors
  3. Skills

each with priorities that will deliver on local and national ambitions.

Discussions are now progressing with major stakeholders including central government and key partners about the proposals outlined; these include:

Recovering our levels of productivity

Proposing to grow our high-tech sectors, invest in infrastructure, front-load the building of carbon-neutral houses (on existing targets) and improve skills levels.

Repurposing and creating quality, low-carbon, healthy and connected communities

Proposing to create a Housing Investment Fund and Board that prioritises affordable, sustainable and carbon-neutral housing. The proposal also includes developing innovative approaches to using public land and introducing living environments that focus on overcoming inequalities and improving health outcomes.

Mobilising our distinctive and internationally recognised economic assets and strengths

Offering to strengthen global Britain’s position at the forefront of innovation and future growth sectors such as space, creative and digital, high-performance tech and Medtech.

Creating an accelerated skills delivery system

Propose to use our unique integrated partnerships to be a testbed for the development of rapid pathways into careers for the future and explore improvements to the local skills delivery system.

Accelerating investment and unlocking opportunity

Proposals outline the potential to enhance local infrastructure by efficiently and effectively delivering identified priorities. This investment would also provide a catalyst for private sector investment in Buckinghamshire.

Improving our digital connectivity and capabilities

Proposing to overcome the barriers to digital success and enable Buckinghamshire to become a fully connected county with every premise connected to gigabit-capable broadband.

To read our full proposal, download ‘Succeeding as a place, succeeding as a country: A scalable Buckinghamshire proposition to accelerate UK recovery’


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