Published: 25th Mar 2011

Over the last year or so New Start has featured a series of articles looking at the challenges involved in turning around outer estates. These are neighbourhoods found on the peripheries of cities, sometimes the size of a small town themselves but often without the key ingredients needed to make that place successful. Things like a decent shopping centre, local services and good links to employment. Having set out the issues they face – and the solutions being found in a number of areas – those of us involved held a roundtable discussion in London a few weeks ago to look at where we go next. Ultimately it was about finding the opportunities for outer estates in the fast–changing policy landscape we now find ourselves in. Two factors that were raised during the discussion have taken on added resonance in the few weeks that have followed. One is community development … (To read the full article, subscribe below)