What is regeneration?the hub, Workington

Regeneration is a term that means different things to different people, ranging from large scale activities that promote economic growth to neighbourhood interventions that improve quality of life. The Government's view is that regeneration is a set of activities that reverse economic, social and physical decline in areas where market forces will not do so without support of government.

In doing so regeneration should:

  • Secure long-term change by tackling barriers to growth and reducing worklessness – moving communities and individuals from dependence to independence.
  • Improve places and make them more attractive to residents and investors, enabling new and existing businesses to proposer;
  • Foster ambition and unlock potential in the most deprived areas by breaking cycles of poverty; enabling everyone in society to gain more power in decisions made which affect them, and to take advantage of the economic opportunities that regeneration brings;
  • Supplement (not replace) and help to improve the flexibility and targeting of the mainstream government services in underperforming areas;
  • Deliver sustainable development which contributes to people’s satisfaction with where they live as well as a wider Governments goals; and
  • Open up opportunities to create more equal communities

(Taken from the Review of Sub-national Economic Development and Regeneration, HM treasury, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and Communities and Local Government, July 2007)

Lookout clock, WorkingtonKey projects and activities in Allerdale are:

  • Developing and managing sustainable regeneration partnerships, programmes and projects within all key localities
  • Working with partners to reduce the rate of worklessness in Allerdale with targeted support towards the worst performing neighbourhoods
  • Implement transformational activity to secure sustainable economic growth of West Cumbria and increase in Gross Value Added based on energy and environmental technologies in line with the Energy Coast Masterplan
  • Maximising European funding streams to increase economic opportunities for all our urban and rural communities
  • Complete the Port of Workington investment plan
  • Encourage the creation of new businesses through delivery of the enterprise development project
  • To reduce the rates of worklessness in Allerdale with targeted support towards the neighbourhoods in most need
  • Supporting the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to create one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, in an energised and healthy environment
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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ