23 June
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The Regional Prosperity Framework is a draft plan for building the economy of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region. It looks at a wide range of important issues. Including transport, housing, education and digital inclusion, economic development and climate change. Views are now sought from across the South East Scotland Region to inform the plan's further development.

Individuals, businesses and other organisations, professional bodies and charities are all encouraged to take part. The Regional Prosperity Framework will inform future policy creation across a range of organisations - all aimed at ensuring the region is as resilient as possible going forward, despite current challenges, and has the right infrastructure in place to be a key contributor to Scotland's economy.

Key themes are:

  • FLOURISHING economy, environment & ecology, households & places
  • RESILIENT workforce, climate responses, infrastructure & buildings
  • INNOVATIVE Private Sector, Third Sector (including Further & Higher Education) Public Sector

The consultation launches on Monday 14 June and will be available at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ESESRegionalProsperity

The closing date for responses is Monday 26 July.

Councillor Cathy Muldoon, Executive councillor for development and transport said:

"The final framework will be important in helping us to shape national, regional and local plans and strategies.

"It is really important that we get as much feedback as possible on the draft plan through this consultation."

Claire Pattullo, Chief Executive Officer at Edinburgh Social Enterprise, added:

"This is a hugely important piece of work, particularly as we move into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and are still assessing the effects of Brexit. The draft has been created to stimulate debate and invite comments to help shape a finalised framework. This will be a document that sets out long-term aspirations for the region and informs policy development for the next 20 years.

"It has been developed with input from public, private and third sector organisations and aims to address the region's challenges and opportunities to make Edinburgh and South East Scotland a better place to live, work, study, visit and invest for current and future generations."