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Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Blaby District Council: delivering affordable housing through joint working with emh group

The group has developed 439 affordable homes in the district across a range of tenures since 2008.

Watford Borough Council: housing supply joint venture

The primary purposes of the partnership are to encourage housing supply, particularly social housing, and to advance the objectives of the Council and Watford Community Homes.

Wakefield Council: Bridge Homes

The decision for Wakefield Council and WDH to join forces was a natural one. Wakefield Council has set a very challenging target in its Local Plan and WDH has a wealth of experience and expertise in developing new homes.

Eastleigh Borough Council: bringing skills and assets together to build in partnership

The partnership came from Eastleigh having an appetite to deliver new housing and having access to land and finance but without a development and housing management capability.

Gateshead Council: housing and regeneration joint venture

The project has allowed the regeneration of urban brownfield sites. The Council consistently relied on government funding to facilitate development of challenging urban brownfield sites for the last thirty years. This new joint venture model removed the need for government subsidy.

Greater Manchester: housing joint venture

Development figures for 2018/19 as a partnership have been 2841 planning consents, 2145 starts on site and 1920 completions. It is hoped that the joint venture will contribute 500 homes a year to this total.

Otterpool Park Garden Town

The Government has supported the proposal for a new garden town in the District, between Folkestone and Ashford, perfectly located next to Junction 11 of the M20 and Westenhanger Station. The plan is to provide long term growth for homes and jobs in the district in a high quality, landscape-led environment.

Chelmsford City Council and Countryside Zest - delivering a new community

Countryside Zest has had a clear focus on place making at Beaulieu. The new community of 3,600 homes of which 27 per cent are affordable, includes 176 acres of public open space together with new schools, business space, shops and major infrastructure.

Bath and North East Somerset Council, IM Land and Bloor Homes redevelop former Ministry of Defence site

Close working between the promoter and local council meant that officers could appreciate the commercial approach being undertaken by IM Land, while the developers were able to fully support the council in delivering their aspirations for this brownfield site located in a highly sensitive ecological and landscape location on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cornwall - A proactive planning policy to support local growth

Cornwall Council, Cornwall Development Company and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership create an Aerohub Enterprise Zone around Newquay airport to encourage business in the aerospace industry.