In recent years, the landscape within which PUSH operates has changed dramatically. The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is now well established and is driving initiatives in areas previously tackled by PUSH. In addition, the abolition of regional planning heralds an enhanced role for the Partnership in facilitating strategic planning at sub-regional level. In response to these changes, PUSH has reviewed its role and governance arrangements. The conclusions of that review provide the foundation for the revised 2016/18 Business Plan which sets out the revised work focus for the next few years. This Business Plan was endorsed by the PUSH Joint Committee at its meeting in June 2016.
The Business Plan has three main purposes:
- to demonstrate the ambitious vision that PUSH has for South Hampshire and the steps we are taking to deliver it
- to demonstrate how PUSH will be working with its partners
- to encourage investment in South Hampshire by the public and private sectors
The Plan is considered a ‘living document’, responsive to the evolving national and regional policy context in line with an evidence based approach necessary to inform decisions. As a consequence, It is the intention to undertake a periodic review of the Plan as and when necessary thereby ensuring a robust and structured framework for developing the theme based work programme.