The Housing Forum welcomes the Estate Regeneration National Strategy08 December 2016
The Housing Forum welcomes the Estate Regeneration National Strategy and funding package that was announced today, 8th December.
The guidance addresses resident engagement and protection, the role of local authorities, and the financing of regeneration, - three pillars of Lord Heseltine. The Good Practice Guide sets out a model process for the early stages of regeneration and the criteria for achieving good quality design outcomes.
An additional £32m of new funding is now available, along with £140m from the estate regeneration fund, meaning that councils, housing associations and developers can bid for a share of £172m of government investment and rejuvenate local neighbourhoods.
Regeneration can be full redevelopment of estates, partial demolition and infill, or reuse and refurbishment. It has been a challenge to take account of all the views expressed whilst being relevant to all types of regeneration across England.
Above has been embraced by the national planning team at DCLG, and has served to raise the conversation in the department about how best to engage with the community to achieve good regeneration outcomes.
Andy von Bradsky, Chairman at The Housing Forum, said:
“I have been retained by DCLG as an adviser to help deliver the programme in forthcoming months. I would be willing to give advice and support on any aspects of the national strategy to our members’ business or any of their potential partners.
“I expect that the good practice guidance will become an embedded approach to estate regeneration in the future.”
To read the Executive Summary of the Estate Regeneration National Strategy click here.
For more information about the Estate Regeneration National Strategy please visit DCLG’s website here.