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BIS Select Committee report on LEPs

26 April 2013

The Business Innovation and Skills Select Committee published its report on Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) urging the Government to "Give LEPs certainty they need to drive long-term growth".

The RTPI submitted evidence to the inquiry and its evidence was quoted in the report:

54. The Royal Town Planning Institute believed that a compromise could be found and that “LEPs need more resources and support from central and local government to develop their strategic planning roles and their local delivery roles”.

We agree that LEPs should be properly supported and have a clear vision and knowledge as to what is expected of them. We have already made recommendations on the consultative role of the Department with regards to its contact and strategic support to LEPs.

Planning appeared numerous times in the report and in the evidence submitted to MPs, emphasising the importance many attached to it.