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Regional Prosperity Framework – Consultation


Partners across the region have been working hard to deliver on the Edinburgh and South East Scotland (ESES) City Region Deal that will bring £1.3 billion investment over 15 years.

This partnership has helped to develop a Regional Prosperity Framework, and it is on this document that City of Edinburgh Council are reaching out to you for comments, feedback and ideas on what matters to you for our region.

The ESES region has a very strong platform to build on, but there are issues that need to be addressed to support our regional prosperity.

These include:

  • the response from Covid-19;
  • the need to address societal imbalances across the region; and
  • the urgent need to deliver this within a net zero emissions context.

The Regional Prosperity Framework is a draft plan to grow and recover our economy sustainably. It looks at everything from transport and housing to education and digital inclusion; to economic development and climate change.

The key themes of the Regional Prosperity Framework are to secure:

  • a FLOURISHING economy, environment and ecology, households and places;
  • a RESILIENT workforce, climate responses, infrastructure and buildings; and
  • an INNOVATIVE Private Sector, Third Sector (including Further and Higher Education) and Public Sector.

This consultation is open to individuals, businesses and other organisations, professional bodies and charities.

The Regional Prosperity Framework will inform future policy creation across many organisations – all aimed at ensuring the region is as resilient as possible, despite current challenges, and has the right infrastructure to be a key contributor to the economy of Scotland.

Council leader Adam McVey said: ” The Edinburgh City Region has a strong economy and through the City deal and other programmes, we’re working to ensure the economic opportunities in and around our Capital City are available to everyone. The world is changing at a pace and our economy has to keep up if we’re to continue to meet the needs of our residents.

I’d encourage everyone across the city to have their say on the economic future set out in this document, and help shape inclusive growth in Edinburgh and South East Scotland in the coming years so we can implement innovative joined up policies to make us resilient to change.

This includes tackling the twin threats of poverty and climate change to ensure everyone’s wellbeing is at the heart of how our Capital changes. The document, when agreed, will be produced so it can easily adapt to future needs as the last year has taught us all how quickly life in Edinburgh and the wider world can change. Please respond to the consultation to help us plan for our future.”

Watch the webcast of the approval

View the full Regional Prosperity Framework (PDF)

The consultation closing date for responses is 11:59pm on Monday 26 July 2021.

Please complete the online survey with your comments, feedback and ideas on what matters to you for our region.

Alternatively you can email your response to ESESCR.CityDeal@edinburgh.gov.uk or post to:

Aleks Bogacz, Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, Waverley Court (Area 2.1), 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG.