The challenge for Cornwall as it begins its devolution journey will be to ensure that all sizes of local communities benefit and have the opportunity to engage with implementation.
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While the debate over the pros and cons of extending right to buy has focused on the impact on supply of affordable housing, less has been made of what it will mean for the relationship between housing associations and local government. A relationship which is already starting to show signs of strain due to the effects of continued fiscal austerity.
If devolution is to work for the benefit of communities in cities like Birmingham, then there is a pressing need to develop more localised vehicles to take control of assets and enhance the future life chances of residents.
This connection of housing, care and health is beginning to happen in many ways. But for it to take place on a wider scale we need it to infiltrate every housing, health and care pathway and process. A key example of this is procurement, an important but often neglected area in the population ageing debate.
Central government will effectively be absolving itself of a role in deciding where and how deep these cuts will hit. The onus is on local government to strive for progressive form of economic development which values social considerations alongside economic growth.
Community Links has been helping to shape regeneration efforts in Newham since 1977. The experiences we’ve gained through form the basis of a policy briefing which sets out three guiding principles that we believe can make regeneration inclusive and beneficial to all, delivering for people as well as places.
It feels like the time is right for new models of housing and living in the city in ways that have maybe not been considered in masterplans and existing strategies.
To turn potential into reality, we are calling for the reintroduction of both a clear, consistent ‘brownfield first’ approach in national planning policy, and of mandatory reporting to the National Land Use Database.
We shouldn’t give up on the idea that estate renewal can deliver benefits beyond the built environment. We should understand why so many attempts fail.
LankellyChase has launched the first thoroughgoing profile of severe and multiple disadvantage in England. It shouldn’t be news to many that people experiencing severe social harms such as homelessness, offending or drug misuse mostly face a much wider set of problems.