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Business plan

Economy

Our ambition- a strong local economy

We will:

  • work with the Fylde coast economic prosperity board to support economic growth and attract investment to Wyre
  • collaborate with our partners to facilitate vibrant town centres
  • support businesses to grow and prosper
  • work with transport authorities to improve the infrastructure and connectivity across the Fylde coast
  • maximise commercial opportunities and deliver efficiencies

How we will do this:

  • support business growth at the Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone
  • collaborate with partners to develop strategic economic plans such as the Greater Lancashire plan
  • work with our partners to increase access for residents and businesses to high speed internet and Wi-Fi wherever possible
  • develop the Fleetwood Regeneration Framework and explore external funding opportunities to support the future options to transform Fleetwood over the next 20 years
  • explore investment and development opportunities for our other town centres in Poulton, Garstang and Cleveleys
  • work with partners to explore the feasibility of a Fylde coast tramway/rail loop
  • explore investment opportunities for our key council assets
  • proactively support business recovery following the pandemic

How we will measure progress:

  • total visits to town centres
  • town centre vacancy rates
  • number of businesses supported
  • percentage of fledgling businesses surviving - 18 months
  • number of Heritage Action Zone grants awarded to private owners
  • out of work benefit claimant count
  • visitor numbers to the borough