Last edited 06 Jan 2021

Estate Regeneration National Strategy

The government believes estate regeneration can deliver high-quality, well-designed housing and improved public space which can help transform people’s lives

The Estate Regeneration National Strategy was published on 8 December 2016 by the Department for Communities and Local Government. It was developed with the Estate Regeneration Advisory Panel, co-chaired by Lord Heseltine and the Housing and Planning Minister.

Through a combination of practical advice and guidance, it is intended to support local partners in improving and accelerating estate regeneration schemes to deliver more and better quality housing, drive local growth and improve outcomes for residents. It connects schemes with wider redevelopment initiatives and has the potential to deliver thousands of additional homes.

It is underpinned by three key principles considered necessary to deliver successful regeneration:

The Strategy includes guidance on:

The estate regeneration funding prospectus allows areas to bid for a share of £140m of loan funding, £30m of enabling grant, and £2m of capacity building funding. This is targeted at de-risking the early stages of regeneration schemes and providing support to areas for activities such as community engagement, feasibility studies, scoping of proposals and masterplanning.

Regeneration schemes can also use other government measures designed to boost the delivery of new homes, particularly in areas of high need.

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