Regeneration Strategies in Newcastle
Newcastle Plan - A New Way of Working
Newcastle City Council has a legal duty to produce a Community Strategy, in partnership with local people, businesses and other public sector organisations. It also has to produce a Local Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy to tackle hardship in its poorest areas. These two strategies are combined as the Newcastle Plan. Everyone who lives and works in Newcastle can influence it.
Bridging NewcastleGateshead (Housing Market Renewal)
Housing Market Renewal is a 15 year project covering 77,000 homes. It will tackle the issue of low demand housing by involving local communities, the private and voluntary sectors to create places where people want to live. The Pathfinder covers the wards of Walkergate, Walker, Byker, West City, Benwell, Elswick, Scotswood, Fenham, Wingrove and parts of Kenton, Moorside, Blakelaw, Fawdon and Monkchester in Newcastle.
New Deal for Communities
Newcastle New Deal for Communities is a £55 million programme, which aims to change the face of the West End. A transformation is already underway, with new projects helping to crack down on crime, improve schools and create jobs for local; people. Other schemes include tackling health issues, improving homes and making the area more attractive as a place to live.
City Centre Action Plan
In our first City Centre Action Plan published in June 1999, we set out a vision for what the City Centre could be in the year 2020. On 3rd September 2002 we launched a revised action plan to take into account all the changes that have taken place since the last plan. With this new plan our blueprint for the future takes a step forward, building on our past achievements and reinforcing our role and reputation as the Regional Capital of the North-East.
In March 2002 Newcastle City Council and the local community chose the Places for People group to lead a £300 Million regeneration project to revitalise the Walker Riverside area. Places for People were able to take on the entire project – reducing the number of partners that the residents and the Council would have to deal with.