Guidance

Estate Regeneration National Strategy

Estate regeneration can transform neighbourhoods by delivering high quality, well designed places, more homes and opportunities for residents.

Executive summary

Estate regeneration can transform neighbourhoods and people’s lives through the delivery of high quality, well designed housing and improved public space. Estate regeneration can offer new opportunities for residents by connecting schemes with wider redevelopment initiatives and has the potential to deliver thousands of additional homes over the next 10 to 15 years.

Through a combination of practical advice and guidance, the Estate Regeneration National Strategy aims to support local partners to improve and accelerate estate regeneration schemes to deliver more and better quality housing, drive local growth and improve outcomes for residents.

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Estate Regeneration National Strategy: executive summary

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Resident engagement and protection

Guidance on how landlords, developers and local authorities should engage with residents throughout an estate regeneration scheme.

Role of local authorities

This section of the national strategy outlines the important place leadership role local authorities can play to support estate regeneration.

Finance and delivery

Guidance on financing and delivering estate regeneration schemes, creating strong partnerships and levering in private investment.

Good practice guide

The estate regeneration good practice guide sets out key considerations for early stage projects and a model process that leads to successful regeneration.

Better social outcomes

Government is working with estates to map patterns of public spending, with the aim of improving social outcomes.

Alternative approaches

This section of the national strategy outlines alternatives approaches to regeneration.

Partner engagement

Government has engaged with over 200 organisations to develop the Estate Regeneration National Strategy.

Case studies

Case studies highlighting good practice in estate regeneration.

Funding

The national strategy accompanies £140 million of loan funding, £30 million of enabling grant and £2 million of capacity building funding being made available to support estate regeneration. This financial support from government is directly targeted at de-risking the early stages of regeneration schemes and providing support to areas for such activities as community engagement, feasibility studies, scoping of proposals and masterplanning. There is also support available for preconstruction activities such demolition and moving residents.

More information is in the funding prospectus.

Next steps

Between now and 31 March 2017, we will:

  • continue to work with the Homes and Communities Agency on a regional basis to help local partners accelerate their schemes.
  • assess bids and allocate enabling funding (2016 to 2017) and project finance - the deadline for bids for enabling and capacity building grant funding is 31 January 2017
  • provide opportunities for places to support each other and work with experts on specific challenges such as finance and delivery, design quality and engagement
  • share materials to help places adopt good practice

If you would like to tell us about your scheme or have any questions about the support available, please email us: estateregeneration@communities.gsi.gov.uk.

Published 8 December 2016