In December 2016, Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council signed an agreement to work together on delivering key strategic projects.

The Crawley growth deal identifies a number of key projects which feature in the Crawley place plan, which was endorsed by both authorities earlier in the year.

Both councils are focused on these key projects that will create the conditions for economic growth, improve residents’ experience and unlock investment opportunities. These include:

  • Regenerating Crawley town centre
  • A Manor Royal improvement programme
  • Closer working with Gatwick Airport particularly around overcoming local skills shortages
  • Work to improve resident skills and employability in the Crawley area