Welcome to ASELA

Councils across South Essex are working together to promote prosperity and wellbeing in our region and make it the place to live, visit and do business.

Economy and Skills

South Essex generated £17.9bn of economic value in 2019 and aims to contribute an additional £15bn.

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Digital Connectivity

South Essex Councils plan to transform digital connectivity in South Essex, providing contemporary digital infrastructure that will see the entire region super-connected.

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Transport and Infrastructure

In South Essex the transport network operates over capacity - walking, cycling and greener public transport will become the most appealing and practical choice.

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South Essex Councils want to support the delivery of new homes, with a strong sense of place and community.

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The Environment

South Essex aims to be carbon zero by 2040.

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Opportunity South Essex

Opportunity South Essex (OSE) is the local federated board for the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP Ltd) for South Essex and works closely with South Essex Councils.


OSE is a private sector led partnership with members from South Essex businesses, local authorities, further and higher education.

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The Opportunity South Essex Board is made up of members from across South Essex and meets quarterly for Board meetings.

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Priorities & projects

The South Essex Councils Growth and Recovery prospectus reflects the priorities identified by businesses in South Essex.

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New name for regional partnership

Recently, Leaders and Chief Executives met for the ASELA Joint Committee meeting. At the meeting it was agreed to refresh the identity for the partnership - now known as South Essex Councils (SEC).

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