Economy: Promoting economic prosperity and protecting the environment
Our priorities: what we want to achieve
Develop the infrastructure and services required for economic, transport and housing growth; and promote a globally competitive environment for investment in the county.
Provide opportunities for all to develop the skills needed to play a full part in Hampshire’s economic success.
Conserve and use natural resources more efficiently, protecting Hampshire’s environment and quality of life.
Key things we will do
Support new and existing businesses to grow, including continuing to support local businesses through procurement processes.
Promote opportunities for tourism in the county, encouraging investment in arts and Hampshire’s cultural heritage to attract visitors.
Ensure that at least 90%of all premises, including businesses and households, have access to broadband capable of SuperFast speeds (24Mbps+) by 2015, increasing to at least 95% by 2017.
Provide the necessary infrastructure for new developments in the county, particularly new road access and over 8,000 additional primary school places.
Work with our partners to address issues with affordability and availability of housing across the county.
Support young people to achieve the skills they need to play and active role in society, particularly as the ‘participation age’ rises in the coming years (the age at which a child must stay in education or training).
Promote employment opportunities for young people, including investing in our own apprenticeship and internship schemes, and by working with local universities and Further Education colleges.
Continue to minimise the proportion of household waste sent to landfill.
Reduce the County Council’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.
Ensure infrastructure is in place to prevent, and improve community resilience to, flooding.