How Housing and Regeneration Contribute to Growth: a local view

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David Ashmore, Chief Executive GreenSquare Group and Board Member for Wiltshire & Swindon LEP presents to SWO Housing and Planning event. UWE, Bristol 26/02/2013

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How housing and regeneration contribute to growth: a local view:

How housing and regeneration contribute to growth: a local view David Ashmore Group Chief Executive, GreenSquare Board Member, Swindon & Wiltshire LEP

Overview:

Overview A local perspective including: a snapshot of the Swindon & Wiltshire LEP and the potential of City Deal Round 2 GreenSquare ’ s investment in places and people observations on the policy landscape

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LEP Area of 3,485 sq. km 44% is in 3 AONB 780 sq. km is Salisbury Plain 1.5% is World Heritage Sites Location 90 miles Swindon to London 20 miles Salisbury to Southampton Population Total 661,600 comprising: Swindon 201,800 (850 per sq km) Wiltshire 459,800 (140 per sq km) Enterprises total 30,020 89% of businesses employ less than 10 Swindon 7,095 Wiltshire 22,925 Economically Active population is 340,300 GVA compared to England 100% SW Region 91.5% Swindon 115% Wiltshire 87% Swindon & Wiltshire LEP

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Business Plan – Objectives/Targets Key Outputs by 2015 Creation of 10,000 new jobs Supporting new business start-ups and improving survival rates from 2010 baseline of 67.5% to 75% by 2015 Develop an Inward Investment offer that will: Contribute 2,000 new jobs to the target above Swindon & Wiltshire LEP

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Business Plan – Objectives/Targets Key Outputs by 2015 (continued) Connectivity - deliver high speed Broadband infrastructure to a minimum coverage of 85% of the LEP area, with 100% at strategic employment sites Support the delivery of at least 30 hectares of employment land to the market Improve GVA (2009 baseline) from £20,385 to above the national average (England £20,498) Swindon & Wiltshire LEP

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Housing need, planning, and growth Housing lists – 27,000 households (at 03/11) Affordability ratio (average house prices/average incomes): 7.6 (Swindon) and 11.9 (Wiltshire) Local Plan proposals: Swindon 22,000 and Wiltshire 37,000 homes to 2026 LEP Bid for City Deal (Round 2) – headlines and implications Swindon & Wiltshire LEP

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Group structure – a new business model GreenSquare Group OCHA (trading as ‘ GreenSquare ’ ) Oakus Estates GreenSquare Community Housing Westlea (trading as ‘ GreenSquare ’ ) Tidestone Communities Boards: Avon, Isis and Marden Group Committees: Audit, Development, Membership and Remuneration Haboakus Sparrow Oxbode Housing Association Oxbode Board – to become Oxbode C/Board within 2 years

Our contribution to growth and wellbeing:

Our contribution to growth and wellbeing Over the next 5 years we will invest £250m in c1700 new homes and £75m in existing homes/communities including repairs/improvements, regeneration and community investment Adding value through the supply chain and supporting individual and community development Economic, social and environmental objectives – ‘ the triple bottom line’ Impact assessment and SROI

Jobs skills and social capital:

Jobs skills and social capital 4ward2work – training and local labour Whatever (16-24 year olds) and WhatNow (25+) Other training and apprenticeships/ work placements etc

Jobs skills and social capital:

Jobs skills and social capital Community investment and development – shift of focus to training/jobs and income maximisation, fuel poverty/energy efficient homes GreenSquare Academy (120 people to date) Communities Boards and resident involvement in governance and local priorities

New build - Southwick:

New build - Southwick 12 social rented homes – Tidestone ’ s second scheme Total scheme costs £2.2m Supply chain – spend profile by distance: 24% within 18 miles 85% within 38 miles

New build - Cashes Green:

New build - Cashes Green Working with a new Community Land Trust 78 new homes and an allotment building 50% affordable, 50% for sale – no public subsidy Reviving disused allotments and restoring historic buildings

Regeneration – Braydon Court:

Regeneration – Braydon Court Provision of 38 new homes (31 social rented, 7 shared ownership ) Provision of three new shops 25 jobs/apprenticeships Extensive community consultation and involvement programme

Regeneration – Braydon Court:

Regeneration – Braydon Court

Regeneration – Braydon Court:

Regeneration – Braydon Court

Regeneration – Calne:

Regeneration – Calne

Gorse Hill – unrealised promise:

Gorse Hill – unrealised promise Negotiated with Swindon Borough Council as part of wider regeneration project 241 new homes 106 affordable family homes (44% of total) £1 million investment in public open space

Gorse Hill – unrealised promise:

Gorse Hill – unrealised promise Upgraded sports changing facilities Improved pedestrian and cycle links Plans with Wildlife Trust to restore and enhance woodland and waterways

Gorse Hill – unrealised promise:

£30m investment planned for an area near town centre and local wards with high economic/social deprivation etc. Localism in action? A victory for the environment (and dog walkers) or ..? Reflections and lessons learned Gorse Hill – unrealised promise

Current context:

Current context Policy/direction of travel Sector - welfare reform, universal credit, direct payments Post 2015 – subsidy: revenue v capital Rent formula; mortgages/credit Funding/bonds/institutional investment and establishing a new asset class around market rent etc

Current context:

Current context LA s and the impact of cuts Planning – NPPF/localism Delivery – land/funding/ design/quality Getting support from local communities, ‘ incentives’ and hearts/minds

In conclusion:

In conclusion Sector plays critical role – through housing supply/construction/supply chain and supporting economic growth and social capital (we are long term ‘ investors’ not traders) LEPs – policy/political certainty for medium term – funding, powers (Heseltine/City Deals) and strategic /unified leadership

In conclusion:

In conclusion Infrastructure – public sector leverage (new towns/large scale developments etc) Nearer a public/political opinion ‘ tipping point’ on housing delivery and planning – or as far away as ever? Leadership, effective partnerships and certainty of direction

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