Issue details

Berkshire Local Industrial Strategy Framework Document Consultation

The UK government set out a requirement for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP’s) to create Local Industrial Strategies (LIS) in the Industrial Strategy White Paper which was published in November 2017.

The Thames Valley Berkshire LEP has a responsibility to shape a Local Industrial Strategy for Berkshire, the BLIS. The LEP has worked with numerous partners on this since early 2018 and has now published a BLIS Framework Document.

The Document sets out five priorities and poses a number of questions to ensure that it meets the needs of local stakeholders. Its publication marks a key milestone in the process of developing the BLIS, ahead of ‘co-design’ with government, as all Local Industrial Strategies must eventually be co-owned to ensure they contribute to the national Industrial Strategy published in late 2017. This tasked all 38 LEPs in the country with leading the development of a Local Industrial Strategy for their respective areas, to raise productivity and ensure that local economic assets contribute even more to the national economy.

Bracknell Forest Council is a key stakeholder for the LEP and has helped shape the Framework document. As a key stakeholder we will now be responding to the consultation, collecting the views of key stakeholders within the organisation.


The Executive Member will determine the Council’s response to the consultation.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/04/2019

Decision due: 14 Jun 2019 by Executive Member for Economic Development & Regeneration

Lead member: Executive Member for Economic Development & Regeneration

Lead director: Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration

Department: Place, Planning & Regeneration

Contact: Anneken Priesack Email: Tel: 01344 351777.

Consultation process

The Thames Valley Berkshire LEP is asking for key stakeholders to respond to their consultation on the Framework document for the Berkshire Local Industrial Strategy by 21 June 2019.

A Bracknell Forest Council response is being collated to respond as one of the Local Authorities in the Berkshire LEP area.


Key stakeholders (local authorities, businesses and business organisations) in Berkshire.

Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Place, Planning & Regeneration

Financial Impact: None



Background papers