Hambleton Economic Strategy

Hambleton Economic Strategy 2014

During 2014, Hambleton District Council undertook an extensive review of the local economy utilising professional input from consultants GVA as well as local businesses, stakeholders and the community.

From this work, a new Economic Strategy for the district has been developed which outlines the actions needed to support the growth of our economy. We intend to continue to work closely with the business community and our partners to deliver what is needed for our district to continue to prosper.

The strategy was approved by Cabinet on 2nd December 2014 allowing us to make preparations in earnest to begin delivery of the many actions in 2015.

A consultation was carried out between 25 September and 3 November 2014 which resulted in 57 responses representing 56% from the business sector and 40% from the community sector.

A third of the respondents indicated a willingness to be involved in the delivery of the priority themes, with Business Support and Vibrant Market Towns being seen as a priority for funding followed by Driving Growth.

The key outcomes  were:

  • supporting new and existing business,
  • the economic vitality of market towns; and
  • creating employment opportunities for young people

which reflect the interests of the sectors who responded to the survey.

Consultation start date: 25 September 2014
Consultation end date: 3 November 2014
Who was consulted? All businesses and key stakeholders in the district
How did we consult? Online and paper survey
Objectives of consultation? To invite comments and opinions on the Economic Strategy
How will the survey results be used? Comments to be taken into consideration to develop the strategy

For further information contact:

Julie Hutton
Hambleton District Council
Civic Centre
Stone Cross
Rotary Way
email: julie.hutton@hambleton.gov.uk