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  • Workshop C Impact Of Growth Agenda

    1. 1. The Impact of the Growth Agenda Chris Cardy: IDeA Principal Consultant Abid Hussain: Milton Keynes Wednesday 27 th February 2008
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Understanding the growth agenda </li></ul><ul><li>How growth impacts on local communities </li></ul><ul><li>Cohesion hotspot issues and how to resolve them </li></ul><ul><li>The Milton Keynes story </li></ul><ul><li>A practical exercise </li></ul>
    3. 3. What do we mean by the growth agenda? <ul><li>Projected expansion of the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>National housing targets </li></ul><ul><li>Population increase </li></ul>
    4. 4. Some statistics <ul><li>South East – 10% population growth 2003-2021 </li></ul><ul><li>Road traffic in South East set to increase by more than one third over next 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>Airport expansion – Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton 99.5m passengers 2004, by 2015 130m passengers </li></ul><ul><li>South East average house price risen 450% since 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>East of England number of households forecast to rise by half a million by 2021 </li></ul><ul><li>Growth areas: London, Thames Gateway, Milton Keynes/South Midlands, Ashford, Londons-Stanstead-Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2004 rapid increase in A8 (EU Accession States) migration from 20,000 in 2003/04 to 77,000 in 2004/05 to 74,000 in 2005/06 </li></ul>
    5. 6. What is the impact of the growth agenda? <ul><li>Affordable housing </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure needs of local populations </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-transport </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-council services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality of life indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Pockets of deprivation in regions which don’t get the focus they need eg over 400 000 deprived people living in South East, 2.2m economically inactive </li></ul>
    6. 7. What is the impact on cohesion of communities? <ul><li>Strain on local resources leads to tension and issues around access </li></ul><ul><li>Potential arrival of migrant workers – integration </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic change – young vs old </li></ul><ul><li>Income and affordability gap – haves and have nots </li></ul><ul><li>Deprivation pockets </li></ul><ul><li>Skills shortages </li></ul>
    7. 8. How do you respond? <ul><li>Local authority has primary role as place shaper </li></ul><ul><li>Working in partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Know your communities – mapping tools, need good stats </li></ul><ul><li>Providing everyone with opportunities – filling skills gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Having a long term vision for the area which is not silo service driven but driven by place shaping </li></ul><ul><li>Sub regional working to bid for resources </li></ul><ul><li>Officers need to talk to each other – cohesion is not just the job of the community cohesion officer, place shaping is not only the role of planners </li></ul><ul><li>Cohesion delivery is not just the job of the council – ie access to GP facilities could cause cohesion issues </li></ul>
    8. 9. Being a Place Shaper <ul><li>Place shaping is about councils making the right links across key functions, i.e. housing, planning, economic development, regeneration, transport; </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing these on quality of life outcomes – health, prosperity, education etc </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the needs and preferences of local people & local communities; </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a strategic vision through the Sustainable Community Strategy; </li></ul><ul><li>Pulling together partners to secure local delivery, through LSP and LAA. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Case studies <ul><li>Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Blackburn with Darwen BC: resource mapping exercise that matched resources spent on particular themes against wards </li></ul><ul><li>North Somerset: used questionnaires to develop community profiles of parts of their area </li></ul><ul><li>Migration Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Peterborough: New Link Services which bring together statutory and voluntary partners to help integrate new arrivals into the area </li></ul><ul><li>Slough: Commissioned new migrant study in 2006 to get reliable data about migrant population changes and needs of this community </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Young People </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol: school twinning exercise to build better understanding between youths from different backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Spelthorne BC: worked through its LSP to develop a project promoting good relations between young and old people. The young people taught the older people IT skills, and the older people shared their personal experiences with the young people which they used to perform drama pieces </li></ul>
    11. 12. Milton Keynes Abid Hussain
    12. 13. Practical Exercise <ul><li>Consider the scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>What could be some of the potential cohesion issues arising from the scenario </li></ul><ul><li>How would you work with other officers/partners to resolve them </li></ul>
    13. 14. And finally <ul><li>Further information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.idea.gov.uk (Integrating new migrants packs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.coventry.ac.uk/ icoco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.communities.gov.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.homeoffice.gov.uk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thanks for taking part </li></ul>

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