Issue details

North Yorkshire Economic Growth Strategy for adoption

To consider and adopt an Economic Development Strategy for North Yorkshire

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/08/2023

Decision due: 15 Nov 2023 by Full Council

Lead member: Executive Member for Open to Business

Lead director: Corporate Director of Community Development

Contact: David Caulfield, AD Economic Development, Regeneration, Tourism & Skills Email: Email:

Consultation process

Following an extensive review of data and information, the draft Strategy has been developed and refined through a series of:

• one to one interviews
• presentations followed by group discussions
• larger workshops with facilitated debates

The development of the Strategy has been guided by officers from economic development and led by the Assistant Director for Economic Development, Regeneration, Tourism and Skills. The Strategy is based upon a North Yorkshire Economic Framework that was agreed in consultation with the Executive member for Open to Business.

The report is due to go to Executive on 17 October 2023 for initial consideration before going to this full Council meeting.


The Draft Strategy has been subject to several stages of consultation during its development, including:

- The Leader of the Council
- Executive Members for Open for Business, Highways and Transportation, and Culture, Arts and Housing
- All member briefing
- Chief Executive
- York, North Yorkshire, and East Riding Directors of Development
- York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (officers)
- North Yorkshire economic development officer group
- Transport, Economy, Environment and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee
- Transition (LGR) Overview and Scrutiny Committee
- Federation of Small Businesses
- Adjoining Local Enterprise Partnerships
- West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
- Skills providers
- A range of developers and businesses active in North Yorkshire


  • North Yorkshire Economic Growth Strategy for adoption