Harnessing our region’s unique opportunities around clean energy, marine, aerospace and agri-tech to deliver clean and inclusive growth across the South West and accelerate the path to carbon net zero.

Our aim is to be a pioneer with our ambitious commitments to clean growth, which include a pledge to help place the Heart of the South West area on a resilient pathway to net zero by the 2040s or sooner.

The pledge forms part of the plans set out in our new ‘Blueprint for Clean Growth’, published in May 2021. Rather than being a standalone strategy, the Blueprint brings together and builds on the LEP’s existing strategies, including the Local Industrial Strategy and Build Back Better plan, to drive sustainable growth.

Our ambition is to grow the area’s economy in a clean and sustainable way by delivering inclusive economic prosperity whilst protecting the environment, lowering emissions and enhancing natural capital. The blueprint sets out how we will do this, by focusing on the area’s blue and green economy, creating the necessary conditions to enhance the economic connections with the marine and land-based environments.

Read the full Blueprint here >

Visit this page for regular news and updates on delivering the objectives and priorities set out in the Blueprint.

Heart of the south west LEP - Our Blueprint for Clean Growth