Within Manchester the Local Strategic Partnership, the constituent members, the Community Strategy, and plans to secure neighbourhood renewal have been geared around securing economic growth, capturing the benefits of such growth for residents, addressing quality of life issues, and creating neighbourhoods of choice. At a city level there has been a clear focus on the outcomes that need to be secured to deliver this agenda.
Given the size, scale and diversity of the challenges that confront the city, the difficulty of translating actions agreed at a city level to drive forward the regeneration of the core of the City Region into local neighbourhood interventions has been overcome by the establishment of Strategic Regeneration Frameworks (SRFs). The SRFs have been established at a "sub-city" or district level and are designed to:
- Set out a clear analysis of the physical, economic, social and environmental conditions which affect that part of the City;
- Outline the core principles and key objectives within which the regeneration effort can respond;
- Set out the long term plans for neighbourhoods that enable all stakeholders to understand the sequencing of investment decisions;
- Place the district in a wider and longer-term strategic context that will enable the area to play its full part in the economic regeneration of the core of the City Region;
- Play a vital role in integrating the physical, economic, social and environmental interventions required to deliver long-term change and an improved quality of life for residents; and
- Be instrumental in bringing public services together to drive up service quality, delivering on outcomes for the neighbourhood and planning all capital investment in order to reinforce and sustain the residential, commercial and retail markets in the district.
The frameworks are the cornerstone of delivering the holistic, joined up interventions needed to support the regeneration of the City Region core and the creation of successful neighbourhoods within it.