Transform Nottingham’s neighbourhoods
By 2020, across Nottingham:
Every neighbourhood will have a distinctive
identity and provide a great place to live, with:
Greater balance will be achieved in the city’s
housing market with an increased choice
of quality housing meeting the needs of a
diverse population and enabling the city
to retain more of its aspiring residents
Public service delivery will be better integrated
and appropriately devolved, ensuring more
accessible and responsive services for
all and giving residents more control over what happens in their neighbourhoods
Our 2020 challenge is to work with Nottingham’s
communities to transform those neighbourhoods
that need change and to ensure that the city
can provide good quality homes for all incomes
through a network of neighbourhoods that are
attractive, safe and retain their own character.
A full range of quality services and amenities
must also be available from every neighbourhood.
Every community should be stronger, more active
and better able to influence what happens to it.
Our intention is to improve the city’s housing
offer to meet present needs and also to support
the economic development of the city, helping
to attract and retain wealth within Nottingham.
The city’s housing stock should help people
meet their aspirations by providing high quality
homes from which households can take
advantage of what the city has to offer, in terms
of economic, educational, social and cultural
opportunities. Such homes will be at the heart
of neighbourhoods where people will thrive.
We will provide more good quality housing
so that we can retain more of our graduates
and attract new workers to the city. Within
this, we also need more quality family housing
so that aspiring families can stay in the city.
We will also invest in the refurbishment and
improvement of tired housing and ensure that
every neighbourhood has an appropriate mix of
housing and good connections to jobs, services
and leisure opportunities. We want to raise
design standards too, not least to lower our
carbon footprint and increase the generation of
renewable energy locally. All of this will require
effective strategies and public investment to
lever in further private investment. Clearly, the
present difficulties in the housing market will
slow our progress for the next few years, but
public investment will continue, creating jobs and
homes, and rebuilding confidence for investors.
We will also work alongside the people of
Nottingham to build stronger communities – where
more neighbours know and trust each other, where
more people volunteer to make a difference locally
and where local initiative, creativity and enterprise
can flourish. We will also provide opportunities
for communities to take more control over their
neighbourhoods and the services that are delivered
there, helping to rebuild civic pride and establish
better forms of governance for the 21st century.