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POLICY

In this section you can find policy briefings which started in 2020, these have a Covid-19 angle but have evolved to cover all local economic matters.

Strategic Economic Plan 

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership have approved their 20-year Strategic Economic Plan (SEP), which sets out local leaders’ blueprint to drive the region’s recovery from COVID and transform South Yorkshire’s economy and society for people, businesses and places.

Read more about the Strategic Economic Plan

Renewal Action Plan 

The Renewal Action Plan (PDF 10Mb) sets out our road map to help South Yorkshire recover from the pandemic and put us on the path towards social and economic renewal. It will help people, employers and places recover, and put us on course to transform our region – making our economy and society stronger, greener and fairer.

The plan also contributes to our longer-term goals and the transformation of our South Yorkshire region – so we can build back better. 

Transport Strategy 

The Mayor’s Transport vision sets out how we are going to transform the region’s transport network. By 2040 we will be a region with comprehensive, effective and integrated transport connections, which support economic growth and improves quality of life for all.

Read more about the Transport vision (5.4Mb)

Energy Strategy

The SYMCA’s Energy Strategy outlines how the region could achieve its ambition to be at net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, ten years before the goal set by Government. The target was set following Mayor Dan Jarvis’s declaration of a Climate Emergency in South Yorkshire in November 2019.

Read more about the Energy Strategy (PDF 3.8Mb).