D2N2 Place Board

Market Square Opening 080 - credit Gerry Molumby

The Place Board, currently chaired by David Williams is designed to facilitate and support the development of approaches to enhance the overall quality of place across D2N2, ensuring that it remains a great place to live, work, and visit. 

The Place Board brings together strategies, implementation, and investment proposals for the Place priority within the Strategic Economic Plan, including infrastructure and connectivity, placemaking and marketing, and digital connectivity.

This will build on the work of existing local plans and strategies.

Place Board Specification:

  • Informs Infrastructure priorities for a productive economy;
  • Identifies physical and digital connectivity barriers and opportunities;
  • Ensures D2N2 LEP aligns our connectivity priorities with emerging Midlands Connect priorities;
  • Works closely with government departments and agencies to maximise the potential investment benefits for the region (Highways England, Homes England, Network Rail, DIT)
  • Understands the barriers to bringing forward a pipeline of sites and premises for commercial development;
  • Accelerates housing development as a key enabler for place-shaping;
  • Understands our energy constraints and opportunities from the de-commissioning of 3 coal-fired power stations within the area;
  • Maximises the opportunities from our international connectivity through EMA;
  • Unlocks the potential of jobs growth and investment from our Enterprise Zones;
  • Ensures we maximise the economic growth potential of HS2 by aligning with the existing work programmes underway;
  • Devises compelling place marketing for Visitors and Investors;
  • Maximises the opportunities of the Visitor Economy to support wider place-making;
  • Recognizes the interrelationship between the success of places and addressing the skills and aspiration of the area.

For a copy of the Place Board terms of reference click here.

Place Board Membership:

The following people serve on the Place Board

David Williams (Chair) Geldards
Adrian Smith Nottinghamshire County Council
Greg Jennings  Derby City Council
Chris Henning Nottingham City Council
Joe Battye  Derbyshire County Council
Dan Swaine  North-East Derbyshire District Council
Mike Ashworth Derbyshire County Council
Dominic Stevens  Invest in Chesterfield
Joe Dilley Marketing Peak District
John Forkin  Marketing Derby
David Wright BEIS
Alex Ford CT Skills
Stephen Jackson Place Marketing
Hayley Barsby Mansfield District Council
Ruth Hyde Broxtowe Borough Council
Graham Cartledge Handley House
Jonathan Wildgoose Wildgoose Construction
Chris Hayton East Midlands Airport
Helen Greig National Housing Federation
Adam Jackson Network Rail
Kam Khokar Highways England
Matthew Montague Matthew Montague Architects
Frank McCardle South Derbyshire District Council
Adam Lathbury Derbyshire County Council
Adam Pritchard East Midlands Councils
Simon Statham Midlands Connect
Karl Tupling Homes England
Nigel Wright Nottingham Trent University

D2N2 Contact Officer: Natalie Gasson (0115 9578 250)

2020 Place Board Meeting Dates:

Meeting Date Board Agenda Board Minutes

25 February 

28 April 

23 June 

24 August

15 October

9 December

25 February 

28 April

23 June

24 August

15 October

9 December

 25 February 

28 April

23 June

24 August

15 October

9 December

2019 Place Board Meeting Dates:

Meeting Date Board Agenda Board Minutes

28th May 2019

10th July 2019

10th September 2019

May 2019 

July 2019

September 2019

 May 2019

July 2019

September 2019