Policy paper

City Deal: Coventry and Warwickshire

The City Deal for Coventry and Warwickshire is part of the second wave of City Deals to get the go-ahead from government.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The Coventry and Warwickshire City Deal sets out to make the most of the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector by:

  • establishing a Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Clearing House to provide a range of bespoke business support services
  • providing tailored business support programmes to help support the growth of small and medium enterprises
  • create a shared apprenticeship scheme for the sector
  • set up a Skills for Growth programme that will tackle skills gaps for small and medium sized enterprises
  • design a pan-Midlands supply chain programme that will raise awareness of supply chain opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises in the sector
  • enabling the further expansion of the automobile test track and research and development facilities at Fen End in Warwickshire development/innovation facilities in the area
  • securing a government commitment to explore further changes to the local planning system with local authorities, in order to speed up planning applications
Published 12 December 2013