New OPE funding announced

The government has awarded new funding to release land for housing and transform local communities. £15 million will go to support over 100 public sector projects - freeing up land for housing, creating growth and improving public services.

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The government has announced that new funds have been awarded to 57 public sector partnerships taking part in the One Public Estate (OPE) programme. The new funds will provide support to use publicly-owned land and buildings more efficiently.

The One Public Estate programme was launched in 2013 to make better use of public-sector sites, free up space for new homes and create jobs. It encourages the emergency services, local councils and government departments to work more closely together by sharing sites and creating public-sector ‘hubs’ - where services are delivered in one place. So far, the programme has saved taxpayers £24million in running costs, created 5,745 new jobs and released land for the development of 3,336 new homes.

The latest round of the programme will see money and support given to more than 100 local public-sector partnerships across England, to bring forward proposals for a range of new projects on public-sector sites.

Funded Partnerships

Partnership Name

Partnership Councils



City and Hackney Alliance

London Borough Hackney


City of London Corporation

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Partnership

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Royal Borough of Greenwich Partnership

Royal Borough of Greenwich

The Barnet Partnership

London Borough of Barnet*


London Borough of Brent*


London Borough of Haringey*


London Borough of Harrow*

Brent Partnership

London Borough of Brent*



London Borough of Havering and Barking & Dagenham Partnership

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham


London Borough of Havering

Haringey & Islington Wellbeing Partnership

London Borough of Haringey*


London Borough of Islington









Kensington and Chelsea One Public Estate Partnership

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea*

Lewisham OPE Partnership

London Borough of Lewisham

Merton Partnership

London Borough of Merton

Waltham Forest One Public Estate Partnership

London Borough of Waltham Forest

West London OPE Partnership

London Borough of Ealing


London Borough of Harrow*


London Borough of Hounslow


London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham


London Borough of Brent*


London Borough of Barnet*


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea*

Transforming Bedfordshire Partnership

Central Bedfordshire Council


Bedford Borough Council

Greater Brighton Partnership

Brighton & Hove City Council*


Crawley Borough Council


Adur District Council*


Lewes District Council


Mid Sussex District Council*


Worthing Borough Council*

Buckinghamshire Partnership

Buckinghamshire County Council


Aylesbury Vale District Council


Wycombe District Council


Chiltern District Council


South Bucks Council

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

Cambridge City Council


Cambridgeshire County Council


East Cambridgeshire District Council


Fenland District Council


Huntingdonshire District Council


South Cambridgeshire District Council

Essex Partnership

Essex County Council


Basildon Borough Council


Braintree District Council


Brentwood Borough Council


Castlepoint Borough Council


Chelmsford Borough Council


Colchester Borough Council


Epping Forest District Council


Harlow Council


Maldon District Council


Rochford District Council


Southend-on-Sea Borough Council


Tendring District Council


Thurrock Council


Uttlesford Council

Hertfordshire Property Partnership

Broxbourne Borough Council


Dacorum Borough Council


East Hertfordshire District Council


Hertfordshire County Council


Hertsmere Borough Council


North Hertfordshire District Council


St Albans & City District Council


Stevenage Borough Council


Three Rivers District Council


Watford Borough Council


Welwyn and Hatfield Borough Council

Ipswich & Central Suffolk Partnership

Ipswich Borough Council


Suffolk County Council*

Kent Estates Partnership

Ashford Borough Council


Canterbury City Council


Dartford Borough Council


Dover District Council


Folkestone & Hythe District Council


Gravesham Borough Council


Kent County Council


Maidstone Borough Council


Medway Council*


Sevenoaks Borough Council


Swale Borough Council


Thanet District Council


Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council


Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Luton Partnership

Luton Council

Medway Partnership

Medway Council*


Kent County Council

Norfolk Partnership

Breckland District Council


Broadland District Council


Great Yarmouth Borough Council


Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council


Norfolk County Council


North Norfolk District Council


Norwich City Council


South Norfolk District Council

Oxfordshire Public Estate Delivery Partnership

Cherwell District Council


Oxford City Council


Oxfordshire County Council


South Oxfordshire District Council


Vale of White Horse District Council


West Oxfordshire District Council

SHAPE (Surrey) Partnership

Elmbridge Borough Council


Epsom & Ewell Borough Council


Guildford Borough Council


Mole Valley Borough Council


Reigate and Banstead Borough Council


Runnymede Borough Council


Spelthorne Borough Council


Surrey County Council


Surrey Heath Borough Council


Tandridge District Council


Waverley Borough Council


Woking Borough Council

SPACES (East Sussex) Partnership

Brighton & Hove City Council*


East Sussex County Council


Eastbourne and Lewes Council


Hastings Borough Council


Rother District Council


Wealden District Council

West Suffolk Partnership

Forest Heath District Council


St Edmundsbury Borough Council


Suffolk County Council*

West Sussex Partnership

Adur District Council*


Arun District Council


Chichester District Council


Crawley Borough Council


Horsham District Council


Mid Sussex District Council*


West Sussex County Council


Worthing Borough Council*

Berkshire Property Partnership

Bracknell Forest Borough Council


Reading Borough Council


Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead


Slough Borough Council


West Berkshire Council


Wokingham Borough Council

Devon and Torbay Partnership

Devon County Council


Exeter City Council


Mid Devon District Council


North Devon District Council


South Hams District Council


Teignbridge District Council


Torbay Council


Torridge District Council


West Devon District Council

Dorset Partnership

Christchurch Borough Council & East Dorset District Council


North Dorset District Council


Purbeck District Council


West Dorset District Council


Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Island Futures Partnership - Isles of Scilly

Council of the Isles of Scilly

Portsmouth and Gosport Partnership

Gosport Borough Council*


Portsmouth City Council

Somerset Shared Asset Programme Partnership

Mendip District Council


Taunton Deane Borough & West Somerset Councils


Sedgemoor District Council


Somerset County Council


South Somerset District Council

West of England Combined Authority

Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES)


Bristol City Council


North Somerset Council


South Gloucestershire Council

Wider Hampshire Partnership

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council


Eastleigh Borough Council


Fareham Borough Council


Havant Borough and East Hampshire District Councils


Hampshire County Council


New Forest District Council


Test Valley Borough Council


Winchester City Council


Rushmoor Borough Council


Gosport Borough Council*

Cheshire and Warrington Partnership

Cheshire East Borough Council


Cheshire West and Chester Council


Warrington Borough Council

Connecting Warwickshire Partnership

North Warwickshire Borough Council


Rugby Borough Council


Warwickshire County Council

Cumbria Partnership

Allerdale Borough Council


Barrow-In-Furness Borough Council


Carlisle City Council


Copeland Borough Council


Cumbria County Council


Eden District Council


South Lakeland District Council

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council


Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council


Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council


Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council


Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council


Manchester City Council


Salford City Council


Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council


Bury Metropolitan Borough Council


Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Herefordshire Partnership

Herefordshire Council

Lancashire One Public Estate Partnership

Lancashire County Council


Blackpool Council


Fylde Borough Council


Preston City Council


South Ribble Borough Council


Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council


Rossendale Borough Council


Burnley Borough Council


Lancaster City Council


West Lancashire Borough Council


Chorley Council


Pendle Borough Council


Hyndburn Borough Council

Liverpool City Region

Liverpool City Council


Halton Borough Council


St Helens Borough Council


Sefton Borough Council


Wirral Borough Council

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Estates Partnership

Shropshire Council


Telford & Wrekin Council*

Staffordshire Partnership

Cannock Chase District Council


East Staffordshire Borough Council


Lichfiled District Council


Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council


South Staffordshire District Council


Stafford Borough Council


Staffordshire County Council


Staffordshire Moorlands District Council


Stoke on Trent City Council


Tamworth Borough Council


Telford and Wrekin Council*

West Midlands Combined Authority

Birmingham City Council


City of Wolverhampton Council


Coventry City Council


Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


Walsall Council

Worcestershire One Public Estate Partnership

Bromsgrove District Council


Malvern Hills District Council


Redditch Borough Council


Worcester City Council


Worcestershire County Council


Wychavon District Council


Wyre Forest District Council

East Riding Partnership

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Tees Valley OPE Partnership

Hartlepool Borough Council


Middlesbrough Borough Council


Darlington Borough Council


Stockton Borough Council


Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Hull OPE Partnership

Kingston Upon Hull City Council

Northamptonshire Partnership

Corby Borough Council


Daventry District Council


East Northamptonshire Council


Kettering Borough Council


Northampton Borough Council


Northamptonshire County Council


South Northamptonshire Council


Wellingborough Council

Greater Lincolnshire One Public Estate Partnership

West Lindsey District Council


East Lindsey District Council


City of Lincoln Council


South Holland District Council


Boston Borough Council


North Kesteven District Council


South Kesteven District Council


North East Lincolnshire Council


North Lincolnshire Council


Lincolnshire County Council

West Yorkshire Combined Authority One Public Estate Partnership

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council


Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council


Craven District Council*


Harrogate Borough Council*


Kirklees Council


Leeds City Council


Selby District Council*


City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council


City of York Council*

North East OPE Partnership

Durham County Council


Gateshead Council


Newcastle City Council


North Tyneside Council


Northumberland County Council


South Tyneside Council

North Yorkshire Authorities Property OPE Partnership

City of York Council*


Craven DC*


Hambleton DC


Harrogate BC*


North Yorkshire County Council


Richmondshire DC


Ryedale DC


Scarborough BC


Selby DC*

North Midlands Partnership

Derbyshire County Council


Derby City Council


Amber Valley Borough


Erewash Borough Council


Bolsover District Council


Chesterfield Borough Council


North East Derbyshire Council


High Peak Borough


Derbyshire Dales District Council


South Derbyshire District Council


Nottinghamshire County Council


Nottingham City Council


Rushcliffe Borough Council


Mansfield District Council


Broxtowe Borough Council


Newark and Sherwood District Council


Gedling Borough Council


Bassetlaw District Council


Ashfield District Council

Leicestershire Partnership

Leicester City Council


Oadby and Wigston Borough Council


North West Leicestershire Council


Hinckley & Bosworth


Harborough District Council


Charnwood Borough Council

* councils in part of more than one OPE partnership

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