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East Midlands Regional Assembly

Posted Thursday, November 22, 2007

The East Midlands Regional Assembly (EMRA) is a partnership body that brings together representatives from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. EMRA is one of eight Regional Assemblies in England outside of London. It was launched in 1998 following the introduction of regional development agencies (RDAs), with specific roles for providing regional accountability to the Regional Development Agency and to act as the regional planning body.

The work of the Regional Assembly is based around its 3 roles of Regional Planning Body, co-ordination and integration of regional strategies and scrutinising the work of the East Midlands Development Agency (emda).

Housing, Planning & Transport
As the regional planning body, the Assembly advises the Government on strategic land use planning and transport issues and has responsibility for the preparation and review of the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS), which includes the Regional Transport Strategy, taking into account the views of local authorities, organisations and residents. The Board also has the responsibility for developing the Regional Housing Strategy.

Regional & Communities Policy
It provides the strategic focus for integrating the development and delivery of regional strategy and partnership working under the overarching framework of the Integrated Regional Strategy.

Scrutiny
The Regional Development Agencies' Act 1998 which established Regional Development Agencies and Regional Assemblies, gave Assemblies the role of scrutinising their RDA. EMRA’s scrutiny function focuses on supporting the development and delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy (RES).

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