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Growing the economy

Growing the economy

Highly Skilled Jobs (Employment)

Why is this important?

We know that to create a thriving local economy we need to continue to create and safeguard jobs. We also need a workforce with the right skills to ensure we keep unemployment figures below the national average, provide the skills that Wiltshire businesses need, and encourage more young people into the work place. We have had some success at this – in the last 9 months of 2016 over 2000 jobs were created; 1600 businesses supported, 62 start-ups supported and 4000 people supported with training and
skills development.

Our goals are:

  • Good schools results
  • More apprenticeships and improved access to Further and Higher Education
  • More businesses start-up, grow and invest in Wiltshire
  • More sustainable tourism and rural jobs

Housing and Environment (Sustainable Development)

Why is this important?

Improving housing supply is critical for ensuring people can live and work locally and play an active part in their community. The core strategy for Wiltshire states that at least 42,000 homes need to be built between 2006 and 2026. In the first 10 years, just under 20,000 homes have been built, with 1,731 built in 2015/16. We will use our duties and powers to ensure development takes place where needed, while minimising impact on the environment and securing enhancement wherever possible.

Our goals are:

  • More affordable homes to rent and buy
  • Development where it is needed
  • Successful return of the British Army from Germany to Wiltshire
  • Public land released for homes and jobs

Transport and Infrastructure (Access)

Why is this important?

In Wiltshire, we have ambitious plans to grow the local economy in a sustainable way. We want people to be able to get around easily and access good services, including through digital channels. This requires investment and the outcome of this investment is vital for the future prosperity of the county.

Our goals are:

  • Road infrastructure is improved
  • New transport infrastructure to support housing and employment growth
  • Improved strategic roads and rail
  • Accessible public transport services
  • Regeneration of town centres
  • More areas of fast broadband
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