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Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission

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Cheshire and Warrington Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission


The Cheshire and Warrington Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission was set up by the Subregional Leaders’ Board in November 2020, with the aim of contributing towards realising Cheshire and Warrington’s ambition of becoming the most sustainable and inclusive subregion in the UK. A final report is to be produced in summer 2022.

The independent Commission is made up of elected representatives from each local authority and a Local Enterprise Partnership Board member, as well as representatives from carbon-intensive industries and agriculture, finance and investment, energy, and experts from civil society including university, housing and local nature sectors, and has also worked with expert advisers from beyond the Commission. The Commission’s Secretariat is drawn from the LEP with support from the Local Authorities.

The Commission has been working on four themes: Inclusive EconomySustainable TransportSustainable Land Use, and Net Zero. For each of these themes the Commission has developed an evidence base for Cheshire and Warrington’s current position, a vision representing where the Commission believes the subregion should aim to be and a set of recommended actions to achieve these visions. These findings are presented in this document. 

Consultation Phase

The Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission has now reached the Consultation Phase which will run for 8 weeks starting on Friday 18th March 2022. A Consultation Document, plus a version with extended evidence, has been produced (see below) which presents the evidence, vision, and recommendations for each of the four themes.

We are seeking comments, views, and engagement from across the subregion and beyond to engage with our thinking, to critique, and to assist us to move this agenda on and enable us to realise our shared vision for the benefit of all our people and places.

If you would like to provide feedback on the Consultation Document, please follow the link to our online survey. The questions will guide you through the document.

We can also offer a limited number of paper copies of the consultation document and survey questions on request. If needed, please email

The feedback from the consultation process will be used to sense check, review, and update the recommendations, creating a final report. Findings from the consultation exercise will be shared with those who took part in the consultation. 

SICG Consultation Document

SIGC Consultation Document (1)

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Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission: Consultation Document with Extended Evidence

SIGC Consultation Document With Extended Evidence

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Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission Briefing Pack and Terms of Reference

SIGC Briefing Pack And TOR

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The Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission Members

Clare Hayward MBE, DL

Chair, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, Growth Director,Cirrus

Clare is a successful business woman and entrepreneur focused on leadership and strategic engagement.

Cllr Sam Corcoran

Joint Chair. Leader, Cheshire East Council.

Sam Corcoran has been the Leader of Cheshire East Council since May 2019.

Robert Davis

Joint Chair. CEO, EA Technology

Robert is the Chair and CEO of EA Technology.

Professor Chantal Davies

Professor of Law, Equality and Diversity/Director Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity, University of Chester

After graduating with a Law degree from Oxford University, Chantal Davies qualified as a solicitor with Eversheds in Cardiff specialising in Employment, Human Rights and Discrimination Law.

Mark Howden

Chief Executive, Peaks and Plains Housing Trust

Mark joined Peaks & Plains Housing Trust in May 2019 as Director of Place and was appointed Chief Executive in July 2020 following a period as Interim CEO.

Adrian Curry

Managing Director, Encirc

After entering the container glass industry as a project engineer Adrian has enjoyed more than 20 transformational years in the food and beverage sector.

Rachel Shorney

Stakeholder and Community Engagement Officer, Scottish Power Energy Networks

Rachel is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the electricity distribution industry, having worked for BICC Power Cables and then Manweb, now SP Energy Networks, since before privatisation in 1990.

James Hall, MRICS

Estates Manager, Cholmondeley Estates

As a Chartered Surveyor, James has practiced in Cheshire and the North West for 30 years after graduating from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. is on increasing biomass and sequestering carbon.

Helena Anderson

Founder and COO, Ikigai Capital

Helena founded Ikigai, a Net Zero investment consultancy, accelerator and developer, in December 2017 after two years at the UK Department for International Trade, where she was head of energy capital investment.

Cllr Hitesh Patel

Councillor, Cabinet Member, Environment, Housing and Public Protection

Hitesh Patel was first elected as a Councillor for Warrington Borough Council in June 2004.

Richard Beacham

Councillor, Newton and Hoole Ward, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Councillor Richard Beacham represents the Newton and Hoole ward in Chester on Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Annette McDonald

Deputy Managing Director, Tatton Estates

Annette is Deputy Managing Director of Tatton Estates. Previous to that she spent nine years with Reaseheath College as Head of Commercial and Project Development.

Yulanda Duff

Co-Chair, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership Engagement Board

Senior Project Consultant, CEO The Millennial Introvert Lifestyle. Yulanda's passions lie in innovation in the workplace and looking to the future in order to shape the present.

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