Presentation on theme: "Inclusive Communities: Andrew McAnulty Landcom Guidelines Launch 3 July 2008 Creating Value Creating Popularity Creating a Truly Sustainable Community."— Presentation transcript:
Inclusive Communities: Andrew McAnulty Landcom Guidelines Launch 3 July 2008 Creating Value Creating Popularity Creating a Truly Sustainable Community
The ‘Old’ Stonebridge Built in 1960’s and 1970’s Home to over 6,000 people Will provide 2,200 homes, inc 700 houses Original estate had 1,775 homes – 914 homes in six high-rise – 690 in seven medium rise – 171 townhouses
Fear of crime Mono tenure Huge unemployment Gun Crime / Drug dealing “Residualised lettings” Perceived police no - go area
Some facts and figures … Young population on Stonebridge: -32% under 16 -45% under 25 -54% under 30 years old. Unemployment: -12 % Stonebridge (22% in 1994) - 7 % Surrounding wards - 5 % Brent. 56% households with net weekly income < £200 52% of young people aspire to go to University
Population … Over 10 different ethic groups: 29% Caribbean 23% African 19% White 19% Black British 10% Asian or other backgrounds
Stonebridge Today First three phases: 1145 homes for rent. Re-housing the existing households.
Key Risks Loss of External Funding Business Plan Capital Cost Popular Housing Secure By Design Energy efficient Traditional street pattern Overlooked open spaces
Tree lined streets
Landmark focal buildings
Massive reduction in crime, and of the fear of crime! Traditional Streets
Landmark Building Strategy “Creating Value”
Retail Provision 2003
Retail Provision 2004
Making a place where people will visit – not just hurry past!
Landmark Health, Community, Residential and Retail
Fawood Children’s Centre
Nursery Future Open Space 2008
Youth & sports School sites Mixed-use with shops Health, community, supermarket and residential Fawood Children’s Centre Rebuilding Community Facilities Creating Value and the ‘Ripple Effect’
Potential sites for sale & mixed tenure development
Youth Intensive work with schools, young people and partners. –Variety of sports, arts and music projects. Youth Strategy, Forum & Board representation. Engage 350+ young people weekly.
New youth and sports provision
Community Support Grants Support to Tenant and Community Groups Development of Customer First Strategy Support to the Elderly Regular celebration of achievements!
Training and Employment Training links with colleges: 80% retention. 70% leading to jobs, qualifications and FE. Job Matching: 80% still in work after 6 months. 1,200 residents supported. Local Labour in Construction –a model for studies – –over 200 residents benefited
Key Learning Points Quality of design fundamental - Make savings within procurement and phasing / not design. -Scale of development requires design diversity. Critical nature of Employment & Social Regeneration Activity Ability to provide revenue support for loss making facilities and legacy work. Budget for significant ‘mean while works’
Final Learning Points … Create Local Landmarks Densification of existing urban area – increasing sustainability of services. Implement Compulsory Purchase Orders! Mixed Tenure – Balanced Communities - “Stonebridge Homebuy” : Retained equity by land owner / developer - for key workers, local people, skilled migrants? Purchase ‘ripple effect’ land – capture value
RIBA Award Winner 2005 RTPI Sustainable Communities Award 2005 RICS Award May 2007
Consultation! Consultation! Consultation!
Redfern; Bonnyrigg; Minto; Airds ….
Green Field Development – Right first time …Or future Urban Renewal?
“Leaving Legacies and not building empires” Ann Weldon. Board Member RWA.
Creating Possibilities ….. National Housing Strategy National Rental Affordability Scheme * 100,000 homes – Delivery? Impact? location? Urban Regeneration & Renewal * Bonnyrigg; Redfern; Minto; Airds … Affordable & Key Worker Housing Mixed Use and Integrated Development Employment & Social Regeneration
Creating Possibilities … Role of the ‘Not For Profit’ sector - Growth? - Increased funding -Exploring stock transfers -Significant capacity building … delivery -Securing appropriate opportunities Indigenous Housing - Opportunities for wealth and asset transfer? Strategic Partnerships with: - Landcom; Housing NSW; NSW Health; Dept of Education; Universities; LGA’s; State & Federal Gov’t; Developers and landowners; Financial Institutions.