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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Section 70 - Regional Strategy

156.This section provides for a regional strategy in each region other than London. A regional strategy must set out policies in relation to sustainable economic growth, development and the use of land within the region and can include different policies for different areas within the region.

157.The regional strategy is to include policies to contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change.

158.The regional strategy replaces the regional spatial strategy for the region, which sets out the Secretary of State’s policies in relation to the development and use of land within the region, and the regional economic strategy for the region, which is the strategy produced by the regional development agency for the region relating to its purposes. These include the furtherance of economic development and regeneration of the region, the promotion of employment, business efficiency and investment, and contribution to sustainable development.

159.On commencement of this section, the existing regional spatial strategy and the existing regional economic strategy for an area become the regional strategy.

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