Site keeps track of new developments
A NEW website to keep people informed on development projects in Bucks has been launched.
Buckinghamshire Advantage, which acts as a development arm of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), has announced the launch of its new website, which aims to provide latest information on key development projects across Buckinghamshire.
Buckinghamshire Advantage promotes and delivers capital projects helping Buckinghamshire’s economy develop sustainably, ensures local growth funds are invested to maximum effect, identifies new opportunities and removes barriers to sustainable development.
Managing director of Buckinghamshire Advantage Richard Harrington said: “Buckinghamshire Advantage brings project management expertise to the delivery of BTVLEP capital programme, by coordinating the delivery of transport, planning, housing and other projects, in the pursuit of shared objectives with partner organisations. The aim of this new website is to provide an overview of development activities as well as latest information and updates.”
In delivering BTVLEP’s work programme, Buckinghamshire Advantage works closely with partner organisations Chiltern District Council, South Bucks District Council, Wycombe District Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council, Bucks County Council and Bucks Business First.
In July 2013, the BTVLEP Board agreed that it would establish a delivery mechanism to enable it to deliver on the LEP’s behalf.
With the existence of a legacy organisation – Aylesbury Vale Advantage (AVA) in the north of Buckinghamshire – it was proposed that this could be achieved by admitting new members to AVA.
In April 2014, AVA was re-launched as Buckinghamshire Advantage as the delivery vehicle for the whole of Buckinghamshire.
In comparison with the governance arrangements for most LEPs, placing Buckinghamshire Advantage at the heart of the BTVLEP delivery model is an innovative arrangement.
To find out about the latest news, go to www. bucksadvantage.co.uk.