The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will work with Local Councils, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership "the LEP", local public services, Government departments and agencies, universities and business to grow the local and national economy whilst improving the life chances and quality of life of people across the region.
This scheme sets out a number of core initiatives:
- A step change in infrastructure delivery with an integrated approach to planning of roads, rail and digital connectivity alongside land for new housing and business to further drive up economic growth and productivity;
- Becoming the UK's truly connected region in respect of communications and transport connections, linking research-based growth in the Cities with even the most rural villages. Improvements to road and rail infrastructure and using smart ticketing will make it easier for residents to participate fully in the economy across transport modes;
- Devising new models of private/public infrastructure and housing funding to fund strategic capital infrastructure;
- A new partnership between the universities and FE providers to drive a programme of co-ordinated skills and educational improvement to deliver the knowledge based economy.
- Transformation of public service delivery utilising the strong existing partnerships of councils, business and public services that have a successful track record of working together.
- Areas of joint collaboration with Norfolk and Suffolk, including features such as transport, infrastructure and skills where solutions are required pan-region, as well as other areas that represent recognised economic growth opportunities, such as Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Essex.