South East England Development Agency is Closing on March 31, 2012

The Government has announced that all Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), including SEEDA, will close by 31 March 2012.

Responsibility for economic development and regeneration in England is being passed onto successor bodies, including Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and central Government departments

Our objective is to ensure a professional and cost effective closure by this date.  We have pledged to work closely with our partners, contractors and stakeholders to ensure that the past and future economic benefits of key programmes and assets continue to deliver the greatest economic value for the South East and value for money for the taxpayer. 

Please click here for more details about our closure plan, transition arrangements and successor organisations.

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Regional Economic Strategy 2006-2016

SEEDA undertook a comprehensive consultation with stakeholders in business, local government and the voluntary sector to produce the third Regional Economic Strategy (RES) for South East England, 2006-2016.

Following the publication of the RES, SEEDA has worked with key partners across the region to identify specific activities that partners will undertake to deliver the strategy.

Living and working in one of the world's most advanced regional economies brings both benefits and challenges, and the decade ahead will test our resourcefulness and ingenuity to the utmost. The purpose of this strategy is to set a course for the region's economy that addresses those challenges, and secures the benefits of success for all who live and work in the South East.

SEEDA will continue to complete or transfer a range of programmes to implement the Regional Economic Strategy until the Agency closes in March 2012.

Please click on the links below to view the various documents:

Regional Economic Strategy 2006-2016 (October 2006) Summary

Regional Economic Strategy 2006-2016 (October 2006)

Regional Economic Strategy 2006-2016 Implementation Plan Summary

Regional Economic Strategy 2006-2016 Implementation Plan

The Evidence Base

Technical Paper 1: Intervention Framework

Sustainability Appraisal of the RES

Non Technical Summary

Annex A - Review of Key Plans and Strategies

Annex B - Review of Baseline Data

Annex C - Detailed Appraisal Outputs

Annex D - Detailed Analysis of Consultation Responses on the SA

Annex E - SEA QAQC Checklist

Annex F - Detailed Assessment of Cumulative Effects


Annual Monitoring Reports

November 2009 (this is a significantly large document and has been broken down into 4 parts)

Section 1 - Foreword, Executive Summary and Recent Trends and Prospects

Section 2 - Objectives and Targets: Part A and Part B

Section 3 - Appendices

October 2008

October 2007