People asked for views on Lichfield District Council’s new economic development strategy

People are being asked for their views on plans to attract more investment into Lichfield and Burntwood.

A draft strategy has been drawn up by Lichfield District Council and they now want local businesses and residents to have their say.

The document – which will remain in place until 2020 – The sets out the background against which the council is looking to continue to provide support for a “vibrant and prosperous economy”.

Cllr Ian Pritchard

Cllr Ian Pritchard

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Cabinet member for economic growth, development and environment, said: “Our key objective is to increase the levels of investment in the district, and we want people to have a say in how we do this.

“We’re aiming to provide a good mix and range of employment opportunities, as far as possible balancing jobs growth with housing provision and achieving economic prosperity across all parts of the district.

“Findings from this consultation will be reported back to the council before a final version of the strategy is agreed and adopted, so this is the ideal opportunity for people to air their thoughts and views.”

The strategy can be viewed and commented on online until March 4.

Councillor Pritchard added: “Developing this strategy will set the framework to showcase all that Lichfield District has to offer, and in turn to ensure the necessary support is in place.

“We’re determined to create more local jobs and have more people in employment, for businesses to grow and move here, and for visitors to increase what they spend.

“We can’t do any of this in isolation, which is why we’re so keen to hear people’s views.”

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