Economic Growth portfolio – Cllr Neil Murray


To take responsibility for economic growth, in particular provision of a diverse range of employment opportunities, a skilled local workforce, innovation and effective infrastructure has long been recognised as key to tackling poverty and creating prosperity.

Lincoln, while operating in a competitive environment, has some unique and special assets. These are particularly around engineering; education; heritage; and overall quality of life, making Lincoln well positioned to attract further investment. The aim of this portfolio will be to maximise these opportunities for the benefit of all to build a strong, viable and prosperous future for Lincoln.

What the portfolio covers:

Building control

Car parks

Climate change (linkage to Local Plan)

Commercial development

Contaminated land

Cultural activities including;

Christmas Market

Christmas lights

Economic development and growth including;

Western Growth Corridor

Sustainable Urban Extensions


Innovation and inward investment including;

Lincoln Science and Innovation Park

Smart City initiatives



Planning including;

Central Lincolnshire Local Plan

Regional and national planning policies

Public realm including;

City Centre Masterplan

Cornhill area redevelopment

Regeneration including;

Neighbourhood revitalisation

Community planning


Small business support

Tourism and marketing

Transport including;

Transport Hub