Notts: Businesses urged to be part of £100 million low-carbon plan

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Businesses and stakeholders in Notts are being urged to engage with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership on its new £100 million low-carbon plan which is now out for consultation.

D2N2, which represents Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Notts, has outlined specific programme area opportunities where it can make the biggest economic impact when it comes to low carbon.

Long-term, those behind the plan believe it will help create an extra 55,000 jobs across Derbyshire and Notts by 2023.

And chief executive David Ralph has revealed up to £100m will be earmarked for use by D2N2 in driving the low-carbon and innovation agenda in Derbyshire and Notts between 2014 and 2019.

The three key strands highlighted in the consultation plan are low-carbon energy, vehicle and support to SMEs.

Mr Ralph said: “We’ve made a long-term commitment to delivering sustainable jobs, with our plan to help create an extra 55,000 jobs in Derbyshire and Notts by 2023.”

“We believe that low-carbon goods and services is an area where we already have an advantage.”

“That is why we want to engage with businesses and stakeholders across the D2N2 area now in order to receive feedback that can help shape the plan before it is submitted as part of our Growth Strategy to Government at the end of March.”