Vision and Objectives
In the 1870s Leyland was known as the 'Garden of Lancashire'. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Leyland then developed a worldwide reputation as a centre of manufacturing innovation and excellence. In the 21st century, Leyland needs to pivot again, future-proofing our place to ensure it meets the needs of its community and businesses.
Our vision for Leyland is a digitally connected, carbon neutral town where local enterprise thrives, skilled residents have good jobs, and our communities feel connected to a newly revitalised town centre that has a distinct, retail, hospitality, leisure and cultural offer.
Through Town Deal Board workshops, Leyland's key characteristics were identified.
These were a mix of both Leyland's strengths and areas where targeted change is needed to meet our vision for Leyland.
- To establish a clear heart to the town supporting a more diverse and improved cultural, leisure and food and drink offer that attracts visitors and residents;
- To provide strong supply of skilled labour;
- To drive jobs and productivity in our key sectors (i.e. Automotive, Advanced Manufacturing, Digital and Energy); and
- To reduce greenhouse gas emissions through an increase in sustainable travel and through supporting Leyland's ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030.