The LEP seeks to emphasise the opportunities for the Marches by highlighting the links between future economic growth and our natural capital. In order to drive inclusive, clean growth there is a critical need for our business base become more productive and efficient so that they can survive in challenging economic situations and succeed in a world where energy costs are rising.
The Marches LEP is supported by the Marches Nature Partnership which is an informal association between the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Local Nature Partnership and the Herefordshire Local Nature Partnership. The Marches LEP has contributed to the development of the Marches Nature Partnership Marches Environmental Strategy – Strategic Visions and Priorities 2019-23 which is currently being finalised.
The Strategic Economic Plan highlights the ambition that our emerging environmental technologies sector has to be at the forefront of developing low carbon supply chains and in becoming a national leader in natural resources management. The implementation of the Marches LEP Energy Strategy will be critical to this.