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1 LSCC - Future Towns Conference Ilford Town Centre – A Case Study Presented by Mark Lucas Chief Planning & Regeneration Officer, London Borough of Redbridge 2 nd December 2013 Marc Myers, Chairman, Ilford BID Ltd

2 Ilford Town Centre – The Place 2 First rail service arrived in Ilford in 1839 via the ‘Eastern Counties Railway’ The Metropolitan Town Centre of Ilford is designated an Opportunity Area in the Mayor’s London Plan Ilford Town Centre, located in the north east of London 55 hectares in size c24,000 residents live in and around the Town Centre boundary Ilford is under 20mins from London Liverpool Street via the Greater Anglia mainline. Redbridge ethnicity highlights, 43% White 42% Asian 9% Black 4% mixed

3 Ilford Town Centre – Planning AAP Adopted in 2008 and identifies 35 opportunity sites over 19 hectares, that collectively have the potential to deliver:- More than 5,000 new homes, in the long term. Approximately 95,000 m² (gross) of new and replacement High Street retail, restaurants, café, leisure and cultural uses. Other active ground floor uses (i.e. secondary, retail, service/ community uses, residential/ office entrances) and new/ replacement small scale commercial and employment uses. A range of social, education, health and leisure facilities to serve the existing and new populations. 3

4 Ilford Town Centre - Marketing Our award winning website (Local Government IT Excellence Awards - Socitm 2010) offers virtual tour and 3D animation of over 20 development opportunity sites 4 Our ‘Ilford’ App, available from the Apple Store, offering 3D animation and due diligence for over 20 development opportunity sites In partnership with Virtual Viewing

5 Ilford Town Centre – Governance Ilford Town Centre Programme Board LBR front line services Chiefs Met Police’s Head of neighbourhood policing (Redbridge) Vision-Redbridge, Culture and Leisure Greater Anglia Trains Communications Business Improvement District 5

6 Ilford Town Centre - The BID Journey 6 An established and long running town centre partnership A desire from the businesses of Ilford for something different Well developed relationship with our local authority in Redbridge A 2009 ballot with aims on service improvements Safe, Clean and Welcoming

7 Ilford Town Centre – What we Do Protect, Promote and Progress 7

8 Ilford Town Centre – Protect 8 Security Planting Ambassadors Cleaning Investment Festive

9 Ilford Town Centre – Protect 9 Family Markets Website Branding Loyalty Promotion

10 Ilford Town Centre – The BID 10

11 Ilford Town Centre – The BID 11

12 Ilford Town Centre – Meyer Bergman 12 Purchase of Exchange Shopping Centre £72M investment into our town Further capital investment Bold asset plan Supportive of Ilford BID

13 Ilford Town Centre – Public Sector Presence Council H.Q., - 1,300 staff The Met. Police Officers Probations Service staff Integrated Youth Service Contracts (IYSC) – 28 staff Redbridge College – 16 staff/ 620 students Redbridge Library staff Tunnelling Academy – 150 students, totalling 3,500 students Representing10% of the total footfall of the Exchange Shopping Centre 13

14 Ilford Town Centre – Licensing Initiatives Voluntary ban on high strength liquor Police and the Council seeking voluntary agreements with off licences to restrict the sales of high strength beers and ciders so as to impact upon the street drinkers problem that has emerged in the town over the last 3-4 years. Betting & gambling – emerging policies The Council have recently resolved to write to the Home Office and express concerns at the proliferation of betting shops and high stakes gaming machines within the town centre Ilford Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ) 2010 Restricts the number of alcohol licensed premises, (Pubs, off-licences, Take- aways) 14

15 Ilford Town Centre – Crossrail Impact £6m Station upgrade £50m Ilford (CR) Depot re-configuration £12m Tunnelling & Underground Construction Academy New Public Realm New rolling stock New operating concession Adjacent development 15 Ilford Depot 11.6 Ha

16 Ilford Town Centre – Funding Options £2.3m - BID business rates uplift £5.1m - Urban Integration Study – Crossrail Ltd, Transport for London & London Borough of Redbridge £3.2m - in S.106 receipts £2m - ‘Better Barkingside’ project funded by the Mayor’s Regeneration fund c£2.1m - TfL funding for Town Centres’ highways improvements £8m - Value of Community Infrastructure Levy notices issued since Jan (excludes Mayoral CIL) 16


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