Haven Gateway Partnership
The Haven Gateway Partnership was created in 2001 by a group of partners across North Essex and South Suffolk in order to promote the area as a distinct economic sub region based upon its strong links with the Haven Ports of Felixstowe and Harwich.
|Address:||Unit 1, The Green House, Parkside Office Village, Nesfield Road, Knowledge Gateway, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester|
|Membership type:||Founder Member|
The Partnership came into existence to support the interests of what it's original partners believed to be a distinct economic sub region, based upon a study undertaken by Dr Peter Townoe, a visiting professor at the University of Essex. His work and the collective efforts of the Partnership eventually achieved recognition in 2003/04 when the Haven Gateway was specifically identified as a policy area in documents such as the Regional Spatial Strategy for the East of England. This was later supported by its designation as a "Growth Point" by the Government and the award of substantial development funding.
Today, this funding and regional policy landscape has changed out of all recognition but the Partnership believes the Haven Gateway remains relevant as a distinct economic sub region, indeed the importance of the Ports to the sub regional economy has only grown.