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the 39 LEPs

21 May 2013

The now oft-quoted 39 may no longer be the correct number if the members of 2 LEPs take forward the proposals set out in an options paper drawn up by the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire LEP, D2N2. In an article published today by the Local Government Chronicle, the Chief Executive of D2N2 and the leader of Nottingham City Council both say that the merger of D2N2 with the Leicestershire and Leicester City LEP (LLEP) should be seriously considered in more detail by members of both LEPs.

Nottingham leader, Jon Collins thinks that the current number of LEPs is too high, a concern shared by the Core Cities group of which he is a member. In his opinion the “rationalisation” of all LEPs is necessary to allow sufficient strength in numbers to support the receipt of further funding and powers.

If these proposals and others like them are taken forward, LEP boundaries across England could start to look like a familiar pre-2010 landscape without the bureaucracy.

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