The board will work in the areas of housing, energy and transport, will scrutinise the work of the Northwest Regional Development Agency and will contribute to the Single Regional Strategy combining economic development and spatial planning.
The forum's constitution describes its role as to:
set the strategic direction for, contribute to the development of, support and approve the Regional Economic Strategy, Regional Spatial Strategy and any subsequent Single Regional Strategy
approve the Forum budget
influence key Regional strategies
approve the Business Plan for the Forum
monitor the delivery of the Business Plan
approve and amend the Constitution and Standing Orders
appoint its Chair and Deputy Chair
appoint representatives to outside bodies.
establish any sub-groups, appointing their Chairs and determining their terms of reference