The social housing sector has a ‘significant’ impact when it comes to supporting tenants back into employment, a new University of Salford report has found.
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‘We are very much encumbered by planning constraints and poor understanding of how rural economies work.’
‘Government should not, in trying to achieve the best price, lose sight of the wider societal impact when selling a government asset.’
The South Wales council has acquired the freehold of the 141,000 sq. ft. leisure park, which contains a 13-screen cinema, gym and car parking space.
The scheme includes a 3,500-capacity arena, coastal park, digital plaza, a new pedestrian bridge, new homes and premises for retail, food and drink.
‘We’ll only go ahead if we know there is an appetite in Swansea for us to offer this service.’
The government say the fund will frame the ‘reciprocal relationship between Government and business and drive public investment with a social purpose.’
‘This report demonstrates what is possible given a bold and imaginative approach to our history and our heritage assets.’
‘A decade of austerity has left the financial model which underpins culture in British cities creaking at the seams.’
‘There’s a litany of failure between local authorities and the private sector around financing.’