Initiatives to encourage re-urbanisation
UDCs (urban development corporations)
Set up to regenerate areas that contained large amounts of derelict land. UDCs had power to acquire land, clear it and provide infrastructure; they were then to encourage the private sector to develop the area. The UDCs bought economic development to the areas they were set up in but local needs were often ignore by the outside investors who just ploughed in ...view middle of the document...
Created in 1981 to stimulate development in areas of high unemployment b reducing taxes on businesses and easing planning restrictions. They had success but many of the businesses that had been attracted into the areas weren’t new start-up businesses but ones that moved location to take advantage of lower tax rates.
Inner city task force
Temporary scheme to provide training opportunities. It was credited with creating 50 000 new jobs
Single Generation Budgets
Set up after a change of government. Local authorities had to bid for re-generation budgets for run-down housing areas. it was thought that the local authority involvement would give people a bigger say in how much money was spent.
Now the national regeneration agency in England. Based in the government department of communities the English partnerships works with a wide range of partners. Their aims include
* Unlocking and increasing the supply of land to meet housing and other growth needs
* Creating and sustaining well served mixed communities where people enjoy living and working
* Improving quality of life and enhancing the environment through innovation and raising the standards.