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Kirkby town centre regeneration, Knowsley

Kirkby Town Centre, located within Knowsley, required large scale public sector intervention to drive and deliver regeneration for the area. This included a number of service co-locations, demolitions and exploring options for unlocking underutilised brownfield land to improve the housing, leisure and retail offer in Kirkby.

Sharing successes, practice, problems and approaches: Lancaster West Estate’s Future Neighbourhood Vision

We wanted to take the opportunity to share the progress of two One Public Estate (OPE) projects and how OPE funding can be used to lead to larger programmes of work and link in with other funding streams, in this case the GLA Future Neighbourhood 2030 programme.

Low Carbon Affordable Housing Development Framework Assessment Tool: Mid Devon District Council

Assessing the carbon impacts of development proposals and identifying the most cost effective methods of achieving higher performance standards.

Stalled housing sites and relationship management: Luton Borough Council

Developing better communication with existing local developers.

Staffordshire OPE Steering Group: Codsall Community Hub

Joint investment in South Staffordshire’s headquarters enabling co-location of local services and specialist teams across the public, health, private and voluntary sectors.

Improving local skills and knowledge in achieving zero carbon housing (City of York)

Embedding green and low carbon techniques in the local construction curriculum.

Review of Temporary Accommodation Provision: working together to improving the availability of appropriate temporary accommodation across the county (Hertfordshire Property Partnership)

The objective of the project is to investigate the options available to local authorities in Hertfordshire to better meet the needs of families in temporary accommodation.

Successful Banning Order against rogue landlord

Coventry City Council made an application to the First Tier Tribunal for a Banning Order against a rogue landlord who was convicted in July 2019 of a Banning Order offence prescribed by the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Housing & Homelessness Alliance (Cornwall Council)

Establishing an alliance of statutory, voluntary and community sector partners to revitalise the countywide response to homelessness.