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We are committed to developing an economy that connects Sefton to the City Region and beyond, in which businesses, employees, jobseekers and working age adults receive the help they need, and the benefits of growth are maximised for the people and places of the Borough.

In order to do this we have produced the following documents to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the economy and bring together local partners and organisations to work towards our goal of developing a strong economy in Sefton.

Sefton's Growth Programme 2021/22

Sefton Council is very proud of its ongoing growth programme.

The updates below are designed to keep everyone as informed as we can of these exciting projects and we will provide further updates as they continue to develop.

These documents include updates on projects such as Southport Town Deal, Highways & Transport, Southport Market, Bootle Transformation and developments in Crosby.

Sefton Growth and Strategic Investment Programme Update, April 2022 (pdf 18.25MB)
SEFTON COUNCIL Growth Programme V5 May 21 (pdf 6.86MB)

Sefton’s Strategic Recovery & Economic Strategy Action Plans 2019/2020

The Sefton Strategic Recovery document and appendices is the first step of our economic recovery for the Borough of Sefton, its purpose is to provide leadership and highlight opportunity, and to Corral our many stakeholders into collective and collaborative action locally.

This comes only months after approving the Sefton Economic Strategy Action Plan which followed lengthy consultation. Our plan before COVID-19 was to develop and build on a range of exciting projects to tackle head on long standing economic issues that have held back growth in in our communities, town centres and business sectors.

It is our belief that the opportunities discussed in the Sefton Economic Strategy Plan (December 2019) still exist and our vision for ‘economic growth that works for all Sefton residents’ still remains valid, particularly around our three key themes that link the economic and inclusive growth challenges for the borough- Places, Productivity and People. Key to this moving forward is to also ensure that addressing health, inequality and climate emergency continues to underpin our work as we begin the recovery process.

This plan is also intended to help join up and help steer the work of our partners and stakeholders as we begin to re-build our economy.

Sefton’s economic growth ambitions will not happen in isolation and we will continue to work closely with our Liverpool City Region neighbours, the Combined Authority, Growth Platform/Local Enterprise Partnership and other partners to help nurture growth and new investment in what continue to be challenging times for our residents, communities and businesses.

We will also use it to demonstrate to Government the scale of the task and the evidence of tangible projects and programmes which can make a very real difference at the local level to our communities.

Meanwhile the Sefton Economic Strategy Acton Plan is being updated and when further developed we will undertake consultation with our communities, businesses and stakeholders with a view to completion by 30 September 2022.

Local Economic Assessment

The Local Economic Assessment was produced to provide an evidence-based and objective assessment of the borough of Sefton. Identifying new opportunities and developing effective responses to these, drawing on an understanding of the position and challenges, and a shared aspiration.

Economic Strategy

This was the first economic strategy for Sefton in more than 10 years. It steers the work of all our partners as we strive to improve the long-term prospects of our economy, our businesses and our communities.

Performance Monitoring Reports

The Performance Monitoring Framework established in these reports is intended to show how partners have addressed these many challenges identified in the Sefton Economic Strategy; and documents many successes and achievements.

The report contains

  • headline summary of Sefton’s overall performance
  • more detailed assessment of trends
  • statistical profile of Sefton using the latest indicators
  • narrative of performance against each of the five strategic objectives
  • glossary of terms is included to guide new users through any unavoidable jargon.
Sefton Recovery Document Nov 2020 (pdf 4.02MB)
Sefton Recovery Document Appendices Nov 2020 (pdf 5.32MB)
SES Action Plan Final 23 December (004) (pdf 913KB)
Economic Strategy Framework For Sefton 2018 (pdf 646KB)
Sefton Economic Assessment April 2017 Final (pdf 5.35MB)
Strategy Appendix 1 (pdf 742KB)
Local Economic Assessment May 2011 (pdf 2.34MB)
Local Economic Assessment Annexes (pdf 3.66MB)
Economic Performance March 2016 (pdf 2.35MB)
Economic Performance September 2015 (pdf 2.23MB)
Economic Performance March 2015 (pdf 2.31MB)
Economic Performance March 2014 (pdf 1.2MB)
SES Action Plan Final 23 December (pdf 696KB)
Sefton Economic Strategy 2012 – 2022 (pdf 1.24MB)
Strategy Appendix 3 (pdf 310KB)
Economic Performance Sept 2014 (pdf 1.36MB)
Economic Performance September 2016 (pdf 2.58MB)
Strategy Appendix 2 (pdf 413KB)
Economic Performance March 2017 (pdf 2.64MB)

Last Updated on Friday, May 6, 2022

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