Agenda item - Presentation - Understanding the Greater Brighton City Region Economy
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Presentation - Understanding the Greater Brighton City Region Economy
- Meeting of Greater Brighton Economic Board, Friday, 13th February, 2015 2.00pm (Item 29.)
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(Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners to present)
29.1 The Board considered a presentation from Nathaniel Litchfield & Partners requested to provide an evidenced based review of the city region economy, city region housing market, city region transport system. The presentation included analysis of shared themes and suggestions of next steps based on the findings. The presentation would be followed by a formal report presented to a future meeting.
29.2 Councillor Theobald commended the achievement in bringing five authorities to work together as a Board and stated it the importance of a linked up approach in decision making going forward.
29.3 Councillor Blackman asked if there was any information available on average travel times for people commuting to work via cycle and those travelling by bus.
29.4 The representatives from Nathaniel Litchfield & Partners clarified that whilst there were many contributing factors and no clear data, their study appeared to indicate that people travelling to work by bicycle had an average journey time of thirty minutes and those travelling by bus an average journey time of forty to forty five minutes.
29.5 The Chair stated that he believed the Greater Brighton region was in a unique position in terms of the composition of its authorities and diverse geography and was an opportunity to be pressed.
29.6 Representatives from Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners commented that the next step would be to produce a draft report that would be circulated to all partners for comment with the final report submitted to an upcoming meeting.
29.7 RESOLVED- That the presentation be noted.