See how we’re delivering activity across five key areas: regional vision, planning, enabling development, infrastructure and inward investment.

Ensuring a bright future for the North East

There’s a great opportunity for the North East to build on recent growth, drive forward new development and become a more prosperous region.

But securing improvements to the places where we live, work and play requires a fundamental change in how private and public sector organisations across the North East work together.

We crucially need to unlock barriers to development, create the right conditions for growth, attract inward investment and enable the delivery of new homes, offices and infrastructure for the businesses and residents of the North East.

Consensus through collaboration

This can only be achieved through strong collaboration across the region, better communication between public and private sector organisations, and through building a full dialogue on the topics that matter. 

A joined-up approach to planning and development will enable us to make the most of what we have and deliver the economic assets and infrastructure that will secure the brightest future for our region.

The latest from Developing Consensus

North East England will be promoted as the premier location for electrification technologies and international investment at an international Electric Vehicle (EV) trade show.

Revised plans to create a £48m dual-branded hotel at the heart of Gateshead’s popular quayside will be submitted for approval this week.

The #NorthEast has been selected for a tourism project.

Sarah Green, CEO, @NGinitiative said: “This pilot is an incredible opportunity to unlock our growth potential. Creating jobs, growing businesses, and reinforcing pride in our place."

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Congratulations to DC member @WardHadaway who has reported an increase in turnover in its latest financial results.

Managing partner, Martin Hulls, said: "This is testament to the teams we have across the North, their experience, passion and commitment."

For the third year in a row, Newcastle has been recognised as one of the world’s leading cities for tackling climate change.

The city has retained its ‘A’ grade status from the @CDP making it one of 19 places in the UK to hold the accolade.

Congratulations to @NorthumbriaUni who has been named University of the Year 2022 in the Times Higher Education Awards.👏

The success marks Northumbria's incredible journey to becoming the UK’s first research-intensive modern university.

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Helen Golightly OBE, Chief Executive of the @northeastlep, shares her thoughts on today's Autumn statement.

To read a full breakdown of the statement, visit:

#autumnstatement #NorthEast

Sunderland is the first city in the North East to be recognised for making a Living Wage City, by the Living Wage Foundation which campaigns for workers to be paid a real Living Wage.

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North East LEP welcomes new members to the Board

North East LEP welcomes new members to the Board

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) has announced the appointment of two new Board members. Colin Hewitt and Phil Redman will join the Board as non-executive directors as the North East LEP moves forward with a refreshed role and a continued...