Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Driving growth

  • Comment

Winner: Barking & Dagenham LBC – Driving London’s Next Growth Opportunity – With No-One Left Behind

Barking & Dagenham is a deprived area but only 20 minutes from the thriving City of London. The council set up an independent growth commission and the Ambition 2020 programme, which led to a radical reshaping of the council based on the commission’s findings. Results have been outstanding, with a wholly owned, arms-length growth and regeneration company established, chaired by Lord Kerslake, and an agreed plan to triple annual housing development by 2021. The council has led land assembly and procurement for London’s largest film and TV studio and launched a second housing zone scheme of 3,000 units. It is London’s top performer for replacing sold council homes.

 

Highly Commended: Middlesbrough BC – Middlesbrough Investment Prospectus

 

Judges’ comments: This winning project showed a comprehensive whole system approach with significant innovative components. It demonstrated a shared vision with good political and partner synergies which really impressed the judging panel. 

 

Shortlisted

Barnsley MBC: Stimulating Property Development

Blackburn with Darwen BC: Driving Growth with Capita

Central Bedfordshire: Driving Growth in Central Bedfordshire

Hull City Council: The Hull Approach

Rochdale MBC: Space To Grow

Sunderland City Council: Driving Growth

Tameside MBC: Driving Growth

  

JUDGES

Neil McInroy, chief executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies

Paul Najsarek, chief executive, Ealing LBC

Neil Taylor, chief executive, Bassetlaw DC

 

 

 

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.