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The availability of good quality, well connected and attractive development land for new homes and jobs is a major competitive advantage for the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA). But there are challenges with the quality of our existing built environment, especially in urban areas, and a need to invest in our current housing stock.

The attractiveness and viability of some employment locations mean that they are not attracting the quality of jobs and development we demand. SYMCA’s approach to land, housing and built environment is to;

  • Improve the quality of existing and new housing stock, whilst maintaining housing growth;

  • Ensure the supply of good quality, attractive and sustainably developed employment land that is widely accessible; and,

  • Proactively work on strategic planning opportunities to unlock potential through joined-up investment packages.

You can read more in our Strategic Economic Plan

The Digital ‘Infrastructure’ Strategy (DIS) is part of, and covers, one of three key areas of activity critical to providing a strategic approach to addressing the digital agenda across South Yorkshire in an integrated way. The other areas are digital ‘skills’ and digital ‘innovation and business support.’ The strategies and actions for delivering them will be developed by the MCA over the next 12-18 months in liaison with partners and stakeholders, and together will form the three component parts of the holistic approach for driving digital innovation and inclusivity to deliver the Strategic Economic Plan’s (SEP) digital ambitions.

South Yorkshire is well positioned to rely on the market to deliver much of the Gigabit broadband and mobile coverage the region needs. We will encourage operators to invest in the region with consistent and supportive policies, but we will also access Central Government Gigabit investment to deliver for harder to reach areas and address the challenges of digital exclusion.
Through the Superfast South Yorkshire programme the MCA and local authorities have made high speed broadband available to over 98% of the 650,000 properties in the region.

Read more on the Digital ‘Infrastructure’ Strategy (DIS) today.

Our priorities and actions to deliver the Digital ‘Infrastructure’ Strategy are set out in the accompanying Digital ‘Infrastructure’ Strategy (DIS) Delivery Plan.


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