Jessica Luper 24 September 2015

Council backs plans for Newcastle-under-Lyme regeneration

Council backs plans for Newcastle-under-Lyme regeneration image

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has given its support to two major regeneration proposals which will help to transform the heart of the town.

The two multi-million pound projects will create a major shopping development, house hundreds of university students and unite local government and police services in the town centre.

Moving out of their current headquarters, the council will relocate into a brand-new public sector hub with Staffordshire County Council, alongside some of Newcastle’s police officers.

In their current headquarters, the two councils and the police would cost the taxpayer around £100m over the next 60 years, compared to the £60m cost of the hub.

Cllr Elizabeth Shenton, leader of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, said: 'Both these projects will bring significant benefits to our town – both individually and jointly. Our milestone decisions this evening will spark the biggest investment in Newcastle in a generation.

'They will bring about more than £40m investment into the heart of Newcastle; create 351 new operational jobs and 204 temporary ones in construction; boost retail turnover by at least £29m; boost student spending in the town centre by at least £500,000 a year and save our taxpayers vast sums through public sector organisations working together in a modern building.'

Philip Atkins, leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: 'This is a prime example of how county and borough authorities can work together with other partners to meet the needs of communities and provide locally relevant solutions.'

For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Assistant Director Practice Improvement and Development

Birmingham Children's Trust
Up to £92,681 plus market supplement and relocation allowance (subject to terms and conditions)
We have developed an environment where learning, development and practice improvement are underpinning principles service wide. Birmingham, West Midlands
Recuriter: Birmingham Children's Trust

Social Worker (Safeguarding Adults Team)

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£29,636 - £33,799 per annum
The safeguarding team have an excellent opportunity for an experienced qualified Social Worker who... Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Occupational Therapist (Short Breaks- Residential and Community)

City of York Council
£30,500 to £34,797 per annum
Looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist who is able to meet the needs of children and young people with... York, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of York Council

Social Worker - SGO & Connected Person Assessment Team

Essex County Council
Special Guardianship Order (SGO) & Connected Person Assessment Team The SGO and Connected Person's Assessment Team first started in April 2019 and due England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Programme Support Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£29.766 - £30.711
This role is a programme support officer which will assist the delivery of vital monitoring, control and governance work to... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue