Peter Linsey, who heads up Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, has written in the Argus about the effect on the regional economy of the draft master plan which sets out the airport's vision for how it might grow until the mid 2030's.  Last month, Gatwick launched a public consultation on the draft plan which is available online and sets out several scenarios which, if realised could deliver up to 20,000 new jobs and inject £2 billion more into the regional economy.  'A successful Gatwick', says Peter, 'is vital for our region's economy and for many of our day to day lives.'

Coast to Capital have the job of leading economic growth and channelling business leadership to grow the regional economy for Greater Brighton, West Sussex, East Sussex and Croydon. 'We have been able to invest more than £300 million of Government investment since we were created in 2010 to fund more than 80 projects.  For example, we are delivering 16 major projects across Brighton and Hove developing the city’s infrastructure.  Developments at Circus Street, regeneration around Brighton station, the new University of Brighton campus on Moulsecoomb Road and the Western seafront will underpin the city’s growth for years to come' explains Peter.

He goes on to say that in a world of uncertainty and change we also need to make plans for the growth of the city over the next 20 years – so that Brighton and Hove gets the profile and investment it deserves as one of the places in England with the potential to drive the national economy.  As a local partnership between local authorities and businesses – after speaking extensively to their partners – they have identified Gatwick as the beating heart of our region and think that its success is vital for the economic future of our region. 

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