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RDA response to Urban Taskforce Report 'Towards a strong urban renaissance'

22 Nov 2005

Commenting on the Urban Task Force’s report ‘Towards a strong urban renaissance’, Margaret Fay, Chair of One North East, which leads on regeneration issues on behalf of the RDAs, said:

“This report is a timely contribution to the debate on urban regeneration, particularly as the UK begins the major work to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

“The RDAs have a clear role to support economic growth. This means a strong focus on jobs and growth, and a recognition of the importance of high quality and well-designed urban and rural developments.

“The recommendations of the first report from the Urban Taskforce were taken into account by the RDAs when preparing the regional economic strategies for the regions.

“The RDAs have played a key role in the regeneration of Liverpool and Manchester – two projects highlighted by Lord Rogers in the report.

“We have regenerated over 3,600 hectares of brownfield land for mixed-use developments across England.

“The RDAs will continue to work in close partnership with all organisations involved in regeneration in England.

“Our common goal is the long term sustainable growth of all of our communities, achieved through high quality economic and social projects that deliver lasting change.”

Tuesday 22 November 2005

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