Supporting the delivery of sustainable communities in England’s growth areas
Seeds of growth
Because the need for housing links so inextricably with social welfare, regional development and the UK’s response to global economic challenges, the Government has placed significant emphasis on building sustainable communities, increasing the availability of homes to all, and improving the efficiency by which homes and infrastructure can be delivered. The focus for growth is on four Growth Areas in the South East of England and 29 New Growth Points across the East, South East, South West, East Midlands and West Midlands.
Development on this scale creates unprecedented delivery challenges. These lie in selecting suitable locations for development that link homes and jobs, and in identifying, coordinating, and financing the supply of social and physical infrastructure needed to support new and expanded communities. This must all be delivered in accordance with increasingly stringent sustainable development principles. The development challenges are compounded by an environment where we are seeing a rapidly aging community – in the next thirty years the number of people who are 85 and older will rise by 149%.
Deloitte’s specialist Regional Development and Regeneration team can assist. As one of the UK’s largest professional services firms, we draw together the broadest range of services of any professional services firm to offer a unique proposition for those bodies that are confronting the growth challenge.
Download our publication: Supporting the delivery of sustainable communities in England’s growth areas. (PDF, 190 KB)