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

1/3 Key Points from #Budget2021:

- New English Freeports will be based in East Midlands Airport, Felixstowe & Harwich, Humber, Liverpool City Region, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/budget-2021-what-you-need-to-know

#Budget2021 CONFIRMED - Darlington announced as location for Government's new Treasury North.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19131787.darlington-confirmed-location-governments-new-treasury-north/

Business rates holiday in retail, tourism and hospitality extended for three months and discounted for another nine months. Reduced rate for VAT extended for tourism and hospitality businesses extended for six months, followed by interim rate #Budget2021

A North East England #Freeport would generate £2.7bn in new regional private sector investment. Find out more about the region's freeport bid #Freeports #moreandbetterjobs
https://northeastenglandfreeport.co.uk/

Good to see many local businesses backing the North East's freeport bid including @northeastlep, @NEEChamber and @DevConsensus. Read our take on a North East freeport here: https://bit.ly/3uSerKi

Treasury 'going to Darlington' - reports Sunak will announce first office outside London

Live updates here:

https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/live-updates-chancellor-rishi-sunak-19948044

FREEPORTS: A huge day for the North East England Freeport bid with a shortlist expected to be announced in today's budget from 12.30pm. Back the bid!
@Port_of_Tyne @PortSunderland @NCLairport @northeastlep @IAMPNE
#PortofBlyth | #Freeports | #Blyth
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56259094

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