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Economy and Infrastructure

This directorate covers a number of key services for the Council, including strategic investments and economic strategy, regeneration, major projects, assets, transport strategy, skills, planning, waste, highways, culture, streetscene and public protection. Three Service Directors report to the Strategic Director.

The Kirklees economy is worth over £6bn, and situated within the Leeds City Region where GVA is £62bn, we're part of the largest economy outside of London and the South East, generating 5% of England's output.  The area is renowned for its precision engineering and advanced manufacturing driven by leading global businesses such as David Browns, Cummins Turbo Technologies and Syngenta.

Our vision is for Kirklees to be recognised as the best place to do business in the north of England and one where people prosper and flourish in all of our communities. This will translate into: 

  • improved resilience, competitiveness and profitability for business; 
  • enhanced employment prospects, skills and incomes; and
  • a great quality of life and environment where all people are connected to economic opportunity and live in strong and thriving communities. 

Kirklees’ combination of assets and its excellent location at the heart of the North and the Leeds City Region mean that our vision is a realistic one. The fundamentals are in place and are driving business investment and growth.
 

Links to further information

Business and Economy
Kirklees Economic Strategy
Local Plan
Housing Strategy Position Statement
Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2016)
Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing
Major Transport Schemes