Is there a strategy for the central South? 2019 Seminar findings and reports

Three seminars were held in 2019 as part of the Regional Strategy Project to focus on the various challenges facing the central South.  Seminar 1 focused on the Economic Challenge; Seminar 2 discussed spaces for business; Seminar 3 looked at critical infrastructures.

We would like to thank Barker Mill Estates, Build Environment Communications Group (BECG), Blake Morgan, Hampshire County Council and Carey’s Manor for their support.

The project’s conclusions were presented to a conference at Carey’s Manor, Brockenhurst, on September 20th 2019.

Seminar One: The Economic Challenge

The analysis in the paper below draws on documents published by the LEPs and top-tier local authorities. It looks at the economic opportunities and challenges facing the central south, and for both explicit evidence of shared and joint working and of implied shared priorities and perspectives.

Seminar 2: ‘Spaces for Business, spaces for people’

This paper provides a summary of research on strategies prepared by local authorities and other bodies. Its focus is on planning, housing and sustainability.

Seminar 3: Critical infrastructure, critical capacities

The analysis here draws on documents published by the LEPs and top-tier local authorities. It looks at the economic opportunities and challenges facing the study area, and for both explicit evidence of shared and joint working and of implied shared priorities and perspectives.