Solent LEP

Solent LEP logoThe Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was formed after the Government offered local areas the opportunity to take control of their future economic development.

It is a locally-owned partnership between businesses and local authorities and plays a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.

Below are the articles that OnTheWight has written about them.

Solent LEP say they are ‘committed to consulting’ over Cowes floating bridge

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The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Solent LEP consultation a ‘spectacular catastrophic failure’, says councillor

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The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes says the Solent LEP consultation for the floating bridge was a "shockingly poor example of community engagement".

Friday, 12th April, 2019 1:44pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership announces year of success for the region

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As well as some national firsts, Solent LEP investment in the area has reached more than £130m.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 1:15pm

By Lara Orija with one comment

Solent LEP wants your views on a Local Industrial Strategy

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The Solent LEP would like to hear from anyone who could be affected by the survey, including younger and older generations, the general public, private, academic and voluntary sectors and all areas of the Solent.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 12:04pm

By Richard Jones

Solent LEP launches Brexit tool for businesses

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The Solent BREXIT Toolkit will take about 15 minutes to complete and will highlight resources and events available to your business’s specific requirements.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 2:32pm

By Stuart Hunt

‘Floating Bridge 6 should be scrapped’, say stakeholders

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The Floating Bridge Stakeholders group argue Floating Bridge 6 "would never be fit for purpose", and "should be scrapped and replaced entirely".

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Solent LEP Floating Bridge consultation is live – Why was nobody told? (Updated)

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The Solent LEP have been criticised for failing to notify residents, businesses, councillors or other floating bridge stakeholders of the consultation that was launched three weeks ago. OnTheWight has the details, including how you can respond.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 12:02pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Floating Bridge stakeholders have ‘very constructive’ LEP meeting

Floating Bridge No 6 by Allan Marsh

A contingent from the Floating Bridge Stakeholders Group gave a deputation to the funders of the Cowes Floating Bridge - the Solent LEP - today. They report back here.

Friday, 22nd June, 2018 4:14pm

By Floating Bridge Stakeholders Group with 9 readers' comments

Solent LEP invests millions, but still under-spent last year

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For the 2017-2018 financial year, the Solent LEP was expected to spend more than £32m, however a report has shown it only used £10.7m, with almost £3m still unallocated.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 2:25pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

The Solent’s National Autonomy Centre is pioneering many autonomous vehicles – including Lifeboats

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The National Autonomy Centre, based around Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, is building and testing a wide range of autonomous and driverless, as they revealed last night - including Lifeboats.

Thursday, 29th March, 2018 11:01am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Floating Bridge: Stakeholders call for meeting with FB6 funders, Solent LEP

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A group of Isle of Wight residents, mostly with professional engineering and project management expertise, and including some town councillors, have written today to the Solent LEP - who funded Floating Bridge 6 - requesting a meeting and setting out their concerns about the failure of the project.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 12:01pm

By Floating Bridge Stakeholders Group with 7 readers' comments

Government’s Industrial Strategy will help build a Solent ‘fit for the future’ say LEP

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The publication of the Government's Industrial Strategy sees the strengthening of the Solent LEP's role in shaping national policy. Renewed emphasis has also been placed on the LEP's role in driving Local Growth.

Tuesday, 28th November, 2017 11:50am

By Stuart Hunt with one comment