RSES Implementation Advisory Group
The inaugural meeting of the RSES Implementation Advisory Group (IAG) was held on 25th November 2020 . Listen to a presentation by Alison Hunter on the importance of Smart Specialisation. Read more here.
The following documents are mentioned in the RSES and were used to form policies within the RSES.
Area Based Transport Assessment
National Adaptation Framework
Enterprise 2025 Renewed: Building resilience in the face of global challenges
Implementation Roadmap for the National Planning Framework
Preparatory work on the RSES commenced in 2017 with the publication of the issues paper for pre-draft consultations later the year. Stakeholder workshops were held on 16th, 18th, 23rd and 25th January 2018 for stakeholders and officials of the 9 Local Authorities. predraft consultation closed on 26th January 2018.
The director’s report on the pre-draft submissions was published in March 2018.
The draft RSES was published on 18th November 2019 and consisted of the main document, Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) along with 2 chapters of the Socio-Economic Baseline Report. The public consultation closed on 9th February 2019. Over 1000 submissions were received. The submissions received were considered by the Assembly at its April meeting (26/04/19) and decided to propose Material Amendments to the Draft, they also determined that SEA and AA were required in relation to the proposed Material Amendments.
The Assembly further decided on 26/07/19 to publish the Material Amendments and the SEA and AA carried out for them. The consultation period was from 4th August 2019 until 11th October 2019, (dates inclusive).
The submissions received, the Director’s Reports and environmental assessments were considered by the Assembly at its meeting in December and the RSES was made by the Assembly at its meeting on 24th January 2020.
The LECP is a critical strategy setting out the objectives and actions that promote and support economic and community development at local level. As noted in the 2021 Guidelines for LECPs, the LECPs must be consistent with the appropriate Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) and City/County Development Plans. Considering this policy requirement and mindful of the lack of up-to-date data on the Local Authorities of the Northern and Western Region, the Assembly has prepared a “LECP Briefing Note” for each Local Authority within the region; the purpose of which is to highlight the latest county / Local Authority indicators that are available and which will help inform the objectives and actions of the LECP. In this regard, each “LECP Briefing Note” outlines the performance and data source of economic, quality of life and environmental / low carbon economy indicators related to the Local Authorities of the Northern and Western Region, with these briefing notes listed below. The document also suggests areas for consideration within the LECP, that reflect the regional development objectives (RPOs) of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (‘RSES’) – thus enabling a consistency with the RSES in terms of both policy alignment and prioritisation of resources, locally and regionally.
Before the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy, the main policy documents for the Border and Western areas were the regional planning guidelines.