Welcome to ASELA

The Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA) is a partnership of six neighbouring councils that have come together to promote growth and prosperity in the region.

The Economy

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

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Digital Connectivity

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

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Transport

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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Housing and Strategic Planning

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

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Climate and Environment

South Essex aims to be carbon zero by 2040.

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Vibrant Communities

South Essex is home to nearly 1 million people, who are at the heart of ASELA’s ambitions.

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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 ASELA.

About

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

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Membership

The Opportunity South Essex Board is currently made up of 22 members from across South Essex and meets quarterly for Board meetings.

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Priorities & projects

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

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