Tories launch 10-point plan for prosperity

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A 10-point plan for prosperity has been launched in Northamptonshire.

Developed by Northamptonshire County Council along with Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership the strategy sets out how up to 70,000 jobs could be created in the county by 2028.

The plan calls for more devolved funding so that Northamptonshire can have greater control over its growth agenda and target funds.

The plan was presented to Prime Minister David Cameron this week by leader of the county council, Cllr Jim Harker.

Cllr Harker said: “We’ve got very clear ideas about what we need to do to create the conditions to bring economic prosperity to the county and this 10-point plan sets out our ambition working with NEP and the business community.

“These have been very challenging times for the county from a financial point of view but this has inspired us to think of innovative wsolutions and already we’re starting to see positive signs in the economy.”

Paul Southworth, chairman of Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, said: “The county’s progressive approach to stimulating growth and investment as illustrated through the 10-point plan has powerful potential for the local and national economy.”