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Salford: regenerating the inner city

The Seedley and Langworthy Trust (SALT) is a community-driven development trust. The trust works in partnership with Salford City Council, statutory organisations and other partners in an inner city area of Salford that is being regenerated.

Littlecombe regeneration site

The Littlecombe site at Dursley is a lead project for SDC and is Gloucestershire's largest single regeneration site. The council is working in partnership with a national development company to make possible the vision of redeveloping the 37 hectare site into a new community with 600 homes, a hospital, over 1,000 new job opportunities with over 40 acres of public open land and green space.

The growth of Bournemouth’s town centre vision

Bournemouth Borough Council has taken a once-in-a-generation opportunity to co-ordinate and shape the town centre's development.

Weston-super-Mare town centre regeneration

Investing in Weston town centre.

Facilitating the next generation of mobile connectivity

Harrow Council has created a procurement framework to help public bodies host the new small cell mobile infrastructure needed for the next generation of digital connectivity.


Building an advanced digital infrastructure

Tameside has adopted a ‘thin layer model’ approach which sews together digital infrastructure assets across the city, more rapidly deploying fibre than via traditional methods.


Capitalising on council assets: How Colchester is competing via ultrafast broadband

Colchester Borough Council has utilised its own CCTV network to deploy a fibre broadband network across its city centre for less than 10% of the cost of installing it from scratch.

Social Housing Connectivity in Leeds

Leeds has a clear ambition to be a hundred per cent digital, where everyone in the city has the opportunity to get online and to develop digital skills and confidence. To measure progress against this ambition, one of the council’s “20 for 2020 Key Indicators” is the percentage of adults in Leeds who have all five basic digital skills. 


Local growth for local people

The Exeter and East Devon Growth Point’s vision is to deliver sustainable economic growth and to help Exeter and East Devon reach their potential.

Preparing the ground for economic growth

Central to the Taunton Deane Borough Council’s ambition is the priority of economic growth and regeneration of the borough and this is clearly set out in its Corporate Business Plan. This priority is important not only to guarantee the future local economy of the borough but also to address pockets of deprivation and to meet the health and housing needs of an ageing population.