Statement in support of Andy Street’s letter to the PM

By on 29/11/2012 in Leader, News

Andy Street: Chair, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has sent this letter to the Prime Minister regarding Lord Heseltine’s recent report “No Stone Unturned”.

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said today:

“Since coming into office I have worked closely with the LEP to make our case to government that we need more powers and resources to drive growth in the city region. Following our meeting with the Prime Minister in September and subsequent discussions with Lord Heseltine and Cities Minister Greg Clark, it is clear that the Government welcomes our ambition and our determination to play a leading role in taking this agenda forward.

“Lord Heseltine’s report 'No Stone Unturned' – launched at the Town Hall last month – gave strong support for our call for a more localist approach. So we were determined to respond positively and to take forward his proposals immediately rather than waiting to be asked. That offer has been positively received.

“By working together across the city region and forging a close partnership with business leaders we are ensuring that Birmingham plays its rightful role in bringing powers and resources back to our cities and city regions.”

Sir Albert added that he trusted the Prime Minister would view the proposal to work closely with Lord Heseltine favourably.

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