Business West has developed a vision and a plan for the Bristol city region to 2050. A visual and written interpretation of a business vision, it provides a clear statement about jobs, housing and infrastructure requirements to meet the needs of the area and to continue to develop and grow as the economic powerhouse of the South West. This plan illustrates what growth could look like, where it could go and how it could be achieved.Â ÂÂ This vision is needed now more than ever to respond to changing government agendas and to fill the void in strategic planning left by the abolition of regional plans. The Bristol 2050 vision goes beyond existing and planned strategies and documents. It reflects and borrows the best bits of all those plans but takes them a step further into a longer timeframe, where the emphasis will be on sustainable growth and the continued development of the city region as a successful economic unit.Â Â Â
Underpinning our vision is the desire to create a place where there is equality of opportunity, where poverty is eradicated and educational underachievement is wiped out, anything else is simply not acceptable in this prosperous city region.Â
The vision is intended as an invitation to local and central government, as well as the business community, to work together to make this a more successful and economically vibrant city region that makes a significant and increasing contribution to the UK economy. This invitation has been developed into the Bristol 2050 Ten Point Plan which includes the business community’s “asks” of local and central government, as well as a call to action for businesses themselves.
Â Download a summary of the vision here. For a full version of the vision contact Julie Lever 01275 370 791.