Under-Served Markets

Under-Served Markets: Retail and Regeneration

In late October 2007 the Business in the Community Under-Served Markets project Guide to Retail and Regeneration was launched by Local Government minister John Healey. The publication is intended as a how-to guide for practitioners, the aim being to showcase the practical guidance developed through the project to a wider audience. An appendix to the guide looks at relevant research.

The launch is being followed by a series of workshops promoted by Business in the Community in collaboration with the Regional Government Offices, which will be of particular interest to both public and private sector planning practitioners, landowners, developers, retailers and their consultants.

The three main themes of each workshop, reflecting the Guide, are:

  • How retail investment in deprived areas can be encouraged.
  • How the planning system can be used to plan for and facilitate such investment
  • How the positive benefits of such investment – employment, business support and community regeneration – can be maximised for local stakeholders.

Presentations, transcripts and agendas from the workshops held in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and London can be viewed and downloaded as pdf files below (some files are large).

Presentations from a September 2008 workshop in London looking at the impact of proposed changes to PPS6 can also be viewed, along with the Under-served Markets project’s response to the consultation on the changes.

Update January 2009research commissioned by Business in the Community and BCSC examines five retail-led regeneration case studies, gauging how each has transformed the local community and highlighting good practice.

See also the All Party Urban Development Group parliamentary report ‘Building Local Jobs‘ which looks at the benefits of using regeneration as a vehicle to deliver jobs for local people, best practice in the field and what the barriers are for such initiatives

 

Yorkshire & Humberside (Leeds – 22nd November 2007)

10.00 Welcome
10.05 Introduction – Bill Boler, Director Under-served Markets, BITC Purpose of the workshop, background to the project
10.20 National policy context – Geoff Dibb, Government Office Yorkshire Humberside Highlighting importance given to deprived areas in PPS6, links between planning and Neighbourhood Renewal Policy
10.50 Questions and discussion – how to apply the positive messages in PPS6 at the local level and enabling dialogue between key players
11.05 Encouraging investment – Richard Lewis, Town Centre Securities Using Leeds as a case study, a view of the challenges and opportunities of doing a major town centre regeneration scheme.
11.35 Questions and answers
11.45 Refreshment break
12.00 Proactive planning – Mike Osbourne, ARUP How to ensure that the Local Development documents and the council’s regeneration strategy underpin each other for retail led regeneration.
12.45 Questions and answers
13.00 Lunch and networking
13.45 Maximising the benefits – Cecilia Sheilds, Burngreave NDC Maximising regeneration benefits from retail investment: linking with community regeneration programmes.
14.30 Questions and answers
14.45 Wrap Up Panel discussion ‘Making retail-led regeneration happen – applying the guide’ Cross-discipline, cross-sector discussion involving a planner, developer and regeneration practitioner to encourage participants to think how they could practically apply the lessons to make retail-led regeneration happen in their areas.
15.20 Summary and next steps
15.30 Close and networking

Transcript from the Leeds workshop

North West (Manchester – 29th November 2007)

10.00 Welcome and Introduction – Jo Lappin, Housing, Planning and Transport Director, Government Office North West (GONW)
10.05 An Introduction to the Under-Served Markets Project – Bill Boler, Project Director, Business in the Community (BITC)
10.20 Planning for Retail Development in Deprived Communities – Michael Morris, Senior Planner, GONW
10.45 How to make the messages in PPS6 a reality at the local level Discussion Session
11.00 Encouraging Investment – The New East Manchester Experience – Sean McGonigle, Director of Regeneration, New East Manchester
11.30 Refreshment break
11.45 Questions and answers
12.00 Planning for Retail Led Regeneration – The Liverpool Experience – Nigel Lee, Planning Manager, Liverpool City Council
12.30 Questions and answers
12.45 Lunch and networking
13.30 Building the Gateway to Sustainable Retail – Philip Bartram, Property Communications Manager, ASDA
14.00 Questions and answers
14.15 Making retail-led regeneration happen – applying the guide Workshop Session
14.45 Next steps – Bill Boler, Business in the Community
15.00 Close and networking

Transcript from the Manchester workshop

North East (Newcastle – 5th December 2007)

09.30 Welcome – Sponsor: Jonathan Sykes, Partner in Charge, King Sturge LLP; host: Ron Smith, Head Local Partnerships Policy, Government Office for the North East
09.45 Introduction – Bill Boler, Director Under-served Markets, BITC Purpose of the workshop, background to the project
10.00 National Policy Context – Caroline Burden, Head of Planning, Government Office for the North East Highlighting importance given to deprived areas in PPS6, links between planning and Neighbourhood Renewal Policy
10.30 Questions and discussion – how to apply the positive messages in PPS6 at the local level and enabling dialogue between key players
10.45 Encouraging Investment & Planning – Peter Coe, Head of Regeneration & Partnerships, Easington Council A case study of stimulating retail Investment in the East Durham Coalfields – Dalton Park, Murton and Byron Place, Seaham
11.30 Questions and answers
11.45 Refreshment break
12.00 Research & Planning – George Nicholson, Secretary, National Retail Planning Forum Lessons from research – how 30 years of town centre change has influenced planning and is influencing the current planning review (see also Findlay and Davis’ presentations from the recent NRPF event)
12.45 Questions and answers
13.00 Summary – Ron Smith, GONE
13.15 Lunch and networking

Transcript from the Newcastle workshop

East and West Midlands (Nottingham – 3rd March 2008)

10.45 Welcome and Introduction – Melanie Alker, Deputy Regional Director & Director of Sustainable Communities, Government Office East Midlands (GOEM)
10.50 An Introduction to the Under-Served Markets Project – Bill Boler, Project Director, Business in the Community (BITC)
11.05 Planning for Retail Development in Deprived Communities – Mike Price, GOWM
11.25 How to make the messages in PPS6 a reality at the local level Discussion Session
11.55 Refreshment break
12.10 Encouraging Retail Investment – Marshall’s Yard Development, Gainsborough – Mark Dransfield, Principal, Dransfield Properties
12.30 Questions and answers
12.40 Planning for Retail Led Regeneration – Brierley Hill – Tim Sunter, Chief Executive of Brierley Hill Partnership
13.00 Questions and answers
13.10 Lunch and networking
13.55 The Role of the National Retail Planning Forum – George Nicholson, NRPF Secretary
14.05 Maximising the Benefits of Retail Regeneration – Shires Shopping Centre – Leicester City Strategy Team
14.25 Questions and answers
14.35 Making retail-led regeneration happen – applying the guide Workshop Session
15.15 Next steps – Bill Boler, Business in the Community
15.25 Close and networking

Transcript from the Nottingham workshop

London (Westminster – 28th March 2008)

10.30 Welcome – Sponsor: Mike Taylor, King Sturge LLP; host: Chris White, past Chair of the LGA Regeneration Board
10.40 An Introduction to the Under-Served Markets Project – Bill Boler, Project Director, Business in the Community (BITC)
10.50 Planning for Retail Development in Deprived Communities – Roger Chapman, Government Office for London
11.10 Retailing and the London Plan – Gerard Burgess, Greater London Authority
11.30 How to make the messages in PPS6 a reality at the local level Discussion Session
11.55 Refreshment break
12.15 London suburbs and deprivation – Dominic Campbell, Local Futures
12.35 Questions and answers
12.45 Lunch and networking
13.30 The Role of the National Retail Planning Forum – George Nicholson, NRPF Secretary
13.40 Planning for Retail Led Regeneration: the New Addington Tesco development – Cllr.Robert Askey, LB Croydon and Iain Sim, LB Croydon
14.00 Questions and answers
14.10 Maximising the Benefits of Retail Regeneration: Gipsy Hill development – Sharon Baldwin, Croydon District Centre Manager
14.30 Questions and answers
14.40 Making retail-led regeneration happen – applying the guide Discussion Session
15.10 Next steps – Bill Boler, Business in the Community
15.20 Close and networking

Transcript from the London workshop

Proposed changes to PPS 6 (Westminster – 19th September 2008)

10.00 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair – George Nicholson, NRPF
10.05 Retailing and deprived areas – lessons from the regional workshops – Bill Boler, Project Director, Business in the Community (BITC)
10.25 Revisions to PPS6 – retailing and deprived areas – the key messages
Tony Rich, NRPF/Rich Regeneration
11.45 Questions/discussion
11.10 Refreshment break
11.25 Resources available on the NRPF siteMiles Davis, UCL/NRPF
11.35 Panel Discussion: “Opportunities & Challenges – Does the revised PPS6 make it easier to undertake retail-led regeneration? Bill Boler, BitC, Dave Wood, Planning Officers Society/Sandwell MBC, Ian Anderson, CBRE
12.50 Summary and way forward – Bill Boler/ George Nicholson
13.00 Lunch and networking

Transcript from the PPS6 changes workshop