Category: Regulators & agencies
The Assembly has responsibilities in the three key areas of advocacy, accountability and regional planning.
In their Advocacy role, they provide a strong, credible voice for the region, engaging and representing member organisations and, through them, the wider public. They also work to influence Central Government and European Commission policy in favour of the South East.
On Accountability, the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) is required to be accountable to the Assembly for delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy. This role has recently been broadened to involve other regional bodies.
As Regional Planning Body, they are responsible for proposing strategic planning and transport policies to Government. They also prepare, monitor and review Regional Planning Guidance for South East England. A major new responsibility is preparation of the South East Plan, a new strategic planning document, setting a 20-year vision for the region.