On Tuesday this week at a breakfast meeting of business leaders from across Kent, KCC Leader Paul Carter and I launched the consultation of our Kent Regeneration Framework.
Running to sixty pages, it covers the challenges facing our county over the next decade. More housing and a rise in population will create a critical demand for infrastructure – roads, schools, water and sewage.
The launch was well received, following which I attended the second meeting of the Backing Kent Business group. Attended by Chambers of Commerce, SEEDA, KCC, Federation of Small Businesses, Institute of Directors, Business Link Kent, the University of Kent and others, we agreed to sign an “Agreement To Action” stating that we will all lend our resources to assist our county’s businesses to get through the economic downturn.