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Local Enterprise Partnership decision


Chesterfield Borough Council has resolved to remain a member of Derby Derbyshire Nottingham Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and to relinquish membership of Sheffield City Region (SCR) LEP.


The Council will, however, remain a non-constituent member of the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority.


Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “This is a decision that I neither take lightly nor is it a decision that I believe is necessary. But there is no option if we are to comply with the Government's requirement for Chesterfield’s businesses and communities to in future be represented by a single LEP.”


“Chesterfield’s businesses and communities have benefited greatly from the Council being a member of both D2N2 LEP and SCR LEP since 2013 with £60m plus of external funds having been secured for investment in infrastructure, business growth, skills and employment support.”


“We would like this position to continue, however, Whitehall appears determined not to allow the geographies of two LEPs to overlap.”


For further details, visit the Destination Chesterfield website www.chesterfield.co.uk/2019/07/local-enterprise-partnership-decision