Part of the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG)’s work to support Coastal Communities will see support to over 100 new local teams that will help revive England’s seaside towns. Coastal Communities Minister Mark Francois said “Coastal Community Teams will help decide where that investment goes because local people know best what is needed to grow their local economy.” Applications need to be submitted by 14 September 2015.
After 30 years of neglect and failed regeneration plans, the few remaining residents of the Granby Four Streets (in Toxteth, Liverpool) have taken the future of their neighbourhood into their own hands: they’ve established a community land trust, taken ownership of the derelict properties from the council, and will have the first 10 homes refurbished by March.
Read more in The Guardian, 27 November 2014
Regeneration chiefs have unveiled details of a bid to bring 43,000 jobs to the Tees Valley. Plans to create an Enterprise Zone have been approved in principle by the leadership board of Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU). The scale of the bid, which aims to create 1,250 new business and generate about £4bn in capital investment over the next 25 years, is expected to be met with approval by a government determined to boost the private sector. Read More
Essex-based construction company Mulalley in partnership with One Housing Group has been awarded an £80m contract to regenerate the Ladderswood Estate in Enfield, north London. The project includes 491 new homes, a new community centre and more than 3,000 sqm of commercial space. Building will start in early 2012 and the first properties will become available in 2014. Read more
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Stephen Muers asks whether regeneration is still a vital component of the government’s approach to growth, citing numerous examples of successful regeneration projects that have continued to thrive despite the recession. Read more