Erewash residents and businesses are set to be asked for their views on a five-year strategy to take the borough’s economic growth forward.

A meeting of Erewash Borough Council’s Executive next week (12 January) is expected to give the green light to a public consultation later this month on the council’s proposed Economic Development Strategy 2022–27 – a working plan that sets out the key priorities to ensure the borough’s economy continues to grow and takes full advantage of opportunities on offer.

The draft strategy turns the spotlight on three headline areas:
• Town centre regeneration
• The rural economy and the importance of greenspace recreation
• Supporting development and business growth.

Councillor Michael Powell, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, says:

“It is vital that we set down a clear guide to what we see as the key priorities for economic growth in Erewash over the next few years. Our draft plan does just that, but it is important that residents and businesses get involved to give us their views. It will be the platform for the council to work with our communities, local businesses and partners to help meet all our aspirations.”

If confirmed, it is hoped the consultation will open at the end of this month. Councillors at next week’s Executive meeting are also expected to delegate the adoption of the strategy, subject to the results of the public consultation.