We were delighted to welcome MHCLG Housing Delivery Director Cathy Francis and members of her team to the Tees Valley on Thursday 12th March.
Cathy and her team undertook a day-long tour, taking in sites of opportunity, challenge and recent success. This included:
- The huge SSI industrial site in Redcar, now in the hands of the South Tees Development Corporation, and surrounding residential estates
- Areas of opportunity in Middlesbrough Town Centre, including the ongoing Middlehaven regeneration project and the challenging Gresham town centre renewal site
- Successful estate regeneration in Stockton, and town centre sites at various stages of development.
Commenting, NHC Executive Director (Policy and Public Affairs) Brian Robson said
“With a £400m brownfield fund announced at Budget just 24 hours beforehand, this was a really timely visit from Cathy and her team. There’s nothing like seeing sites for yourself, so we were delighted to facilitate it, and in the process deepen our engagement with the Ministry and identify areas where we can support policy development.”
Cathy and team also attended an NHC Influence North engagement event with NHC members from a broader geography.
Huge thanks go to Redcar & Cleveland Council, Beyond Housing, Thirteen Group, North Star, Middlesbrough Council and Stockton-on-Tees Council for supporting the Tees Valley visit.