Growth deal funded projects

We work in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined authority to fund and support projects around the region, primarily via the £1 billion LEP Growth Deal – the largest such settlement of any local enterprise partnership area in the country.

We work in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined authority to fund and support projects around the region, primarily via the £1 billion LEP Growth Deal – the largest such settlement of any local enterprise partnership area in the country.

Information on how projects are identified, assessed, prioritised, and delivered can be found in the Assurance Framework. The rolling schedule of projects can be found on the Combined Authority website.

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Projects by priority

  1. Local Industrial Strategy

    The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership is creating a Local Industrial Strategy to help improve productivity, boost businesses and protect the environment across the City Region, so everyone can feel the benefits of a strong economy.

    Read more about Local Industrial Strategy
  2. Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband

    The Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband programme is delivered in partnership with Openreach and enables access to reliable, superfast broadband to thousands of homes and businesses across our region.

    Read more about Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband
  3. West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund

    The Fund is targeted at enabling key development areas and will help to create about 20,000 new jobs over the next 10 years. A number of strategic transport projects will be delivered to facilitate growth identified in the SEP.

    Read more about West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund
  4. Growing business

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority enables businesses in Leeds City Region to grow, creating jobs for local people, encouraging businesses to locate here and helping our economy to thrive, in partnership with the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

    Read more about Growing business
  5. Skilled people, better jobs

    We live in a global economy in which we have to compete with others for jobs in a rapidly changing world. We recognise that there is a skills gap in our region and we want to address that gap and provide people with the tools to improve their employability, access jobs and realise their potential.

    Read more about Skilled people, better jobs
  6. Clean energy and Environmental Resilience

    To ensure long term economic resilience and success, the City Region needs to plan for and manage future climate change impacts. Green Infrastructure can assist with this and help to attract and retain investment, skilled people and tourism.

    Read more about Clean energy and Environmental Resilience
  7. Housing and Regeneration

    There are exciting schemes and projects across the Leeds City Region as a result of funding secured through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, agreed between the government and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in July 2014.

    Read more about Housing and Regeneration
  8. Infrastructure for growth

    The Combined Authority aims to deliver 30+ transport schemes, make progress towards a single 'metro style' public transport network, connected to major national/northern schemes such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

    Read more about Infrastructure for growth
  9. Flood alleviation

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority is investing £20 million from the Leeds City Region Growth Deal to improve flood protection for thousands of homes and businesses.

    Read more about Flood alleviation
  10. Enterprise zones

    The Enterprise Zones programme consists of 10 sites across the Leeds City Region. With a contribution of £45million Growth Deal funding, the sites are able to be built on to provide high standard premises for expanding businesses or businesses new to the Leeds City Region.

    Read more about Enterprise zones
  11. Local Transport Plan and Other DFT Funding

    The different authorities in the Leeds City Region are working together to ensure that West Yorkshire’s transport system connects people and places in ways that support the economy, the environment and quality of life.

    Read more about Local Transport Plan and Other DFT Funding

Recent news related to these projects

  1. Net Zero Carbon by 2038 for West Yorkshire

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    • 19 November 2020

    West Yorkshire’s progress towards meeting its ambitious net-zero carbon target was discussed today as the Government set out further measures to tackle climate change.

    Read more about Net Zero Carbon by 2038 for West Yorkshire
  2. Nexus Business Barometer

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    • 19 November 2020

    A new survey commissioned by Nexus Innovation hub at the University of Leeds reveals the impact of the pandemic on future growth plans but says more than two-thirds of start-ups in Yorkshire remain confident about the next 12 months.

    Read more about Nexus Business Barometer