Nottingham is a successful Core City with a vibrant city centre which performs a central role in the conurbation's economy and wider regeneration objectives. It is the region's principal shopping, leisure and cultural destination and its most significant office and business location.
Nottingham is very much "open for business" and whilst we recognise that some neighbourhoods are prosperous and thriving, the city also includes some of the most deprived areas in the country. Our vision is to attract investment and for every neighbourhood to share in and contribute to the prosperity of the city and for every area to be an attractive place to live in.
Nottingham City Council has recently reviewed the way in which it prioritises Regeneration opportunities and new development in order to best target investment in the current difficult economic climate.
Significant amounts of regeneration activity is focused on the housing sector, and by working closely with our Arms Length Management Organisation, Nottingham City Homes we are transforming housing estates and increasing the housing offer and diversity of tenures.
Regeneration efforts are also being targeted towards the Economic Growth agenda, as outlined in the City Council's Growth Plan which provides economic leadership to drive jobs and growth and through working closely with Invest in Nottingham which provides a free, confidential service to support business needs.
Opportunities for business investment received a significant boost in March 2011 when the Government announced the D2N2 (Local Enterprise Partnership) Enterprise Zone. Originally focused around the Boots campus in Nottingham the benefits of Enterprise Zone status now include adjoining city sites as well as the Beeston Business Park. Regeneration efforts are currently being focussed on maximising the opportunities Enterprise Zone designation presents and ensuring the associated economic growth and job creation are fully realised.
Regeneration practitioners work closely with Planning colleagues to assist in developing the emerging Local Development Framework through robust research and evidence collation. Ensuring Nottingham has the right planning policies will ensure that the City is well prepared for the upturn in the economy and can exploit future opportunities.
The City Council continues to work closely with our regeneration partner, Nottingham Regeneration Limited, which is a public/private sector partnership. This relationship is targeted at exploring development options and assisting in feasibility as well as brokering and fostering strong relationships with the private sector.
Two Strategic Regeneration Frameworks were produced for North West Nottingham and East Central Nottingham, to provide a holistic direction for public and private investment and interventions. These were complemented by two Neighbourhood Plans prepared for Radford and the Meadows, which provide a more fine grained and detailed examination of local issues. These documents are now forming an important part of the evidence base for future planning policy and regeneration activity.
Links to Regeneration documents