British government asks citizens for help revitalizing badly-designed public housing

Sheffield, England residents along with local authorities, housing associations and developers are being asked to come forward with ideas for regenerating housing estates in their area.

Earlier this year the Prime Minister announced that £140 million loan funding will be made available to kick-off the regeneration of up to 100 estates across the country, providing high quality homes to benefit thousands of people.

The loan funding will be used as a springboard for partnership and joint venture arrangements, with the active involvement of communities.

Now Lord Heseltine, who is leading the programme, is calling on areas including Sheffield to get in touch and share innovation and good practice – to stimulate proposals for the transformation of estates.

He said: “We know estate regeneration is the key to transforming the lives of people living on poorly designed housing projects – with existing tenants protected, and land unlocked for new housing all over Britain.”

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