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					EREWASH ECONOMIC REGENERATION STRATEGY

2006 - 2011
Action Plan – Strategy into Action

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Erewash Economic Regeneration Action Plan – Strategy into Action This Action Plan forms part of the Erewash Economic Development Regeneration Strategy and sets out the actions in terms of key initiatives and projects currently being delivered through direct involvement from Erewash Borough Council Economic Development Unit and Erewash Partnership, to achieve the aims and objectives of the Erewash Economic Regeneration Strategy.

For further information regarding the strategy or to talk about getting involved in the delivery of actions within the strategy please get in contact.

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Email barrie.walford@erewash.gov.uk Write to: Economic Development Officer, Erewash Borough Council, Development & Regulatory Services Directorate, Town Hall, Long Eaton, NG10 1HU.

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THEME 1: INWARD INVESTMENT Objective: Promote Erewash as an attractive location for new investment and business growth
Action Project: EMTRAC To establish, launch and maintain a new property enquiry database that will help improve the Erewash property management system. The new system will improve our ability to help locate new business, to monitor commercial demand, growth and investment trends within Erewash and across the East Midlands. The Emtrac database was initially introduced in spring 2006 and is funded initially through DDEP and will launch and maintained by Erewash Borough Council and the Erewash Partnership. Project: Creative Workspace To support the Creative Industries sector, through specific, targeted, specialist advice and training and studies to bring forward suitable workspace to enable this sector to grow Derbyshire County Council, Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council Ongoing Derbyshire County Council, DDEP, Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council Provision of support to local creative industries and to identify potential managed workspace sites within the Borough Lead partner/ Partners DDEP, Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council Timescale Trial period until 2008 Resources DDEP & Erewash Borough Council Indicators 20 Businesses to be located or Relocated annually

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THEME 2: LAND & PROPERTY
Objective: Enable and facilitate infrastructure provision to create a healthy and competitive economic environment
Action Project: Stanton Regeneration Masterplan To produce a Masterplan for the Stanton Regeneration site, to provide a blueprint for the long term development and regeneration of the site. Lead partner/ Partners Erewash Borough Council, Saint Gobain, Stanton Masterplan Steering group Timescale Adopted as an Area Action Plan in line with the Local Development Scheme Summer 2007 Resources DDEP, Erewash Borough Council & Saint Gobain Ltd Indicators Action Area Plan adopted

Project: Brownfield Land Action Plans We will review the available employment land within the borough to help determine site constraints for development and assess if intervention is required in order to bring sites forward for development. Project: Employment Land Survey To carry out an employment land availability study in conjunction with Nottingham City Council and the Greater Nottingham Partnership. The study will asses the existing quantity and quality and use class of employment land and sites within Erewash, assess the scale and nature of demand for future employment land and premises and asses whether additional employment land allocation is necessary to create a balanced employment land portfolio within the borough. This will help to manage the provision and the reuse of Brownfield sites and existing employment sites and will identify potential land and property development opportunities across Erewash.

DDEP, EMDA, Erewash Partnership and Erewash Borough Council Nottingham City Council, Greater Nottingham Partnership and Erewash Borough Council

EMDA, DDEP, Erewash Borough Council

April 2007

Erewash Borough Council, Nottingham City Council, Greater Nottingham Partnership

4 Erewash Brownfield sites investigated through Brownfield Action Plans The production of a baseline data analysing the quality and quantity of employment land in Erewash.

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THEME 3: TRANSPORT, MOVEMENT & CONNECTIVITY
Objective: Improve the infrastructure within Erewash and that supporting the Borough
Action Lead partner/ Partners Erewash Project: Stanton Regeneration Masterplan To produce a Masterplan for the Stanton Regeneration site, to Borough Council, provide a blueprint for the long term development and regeneration Saint Gobain, of the site, to include significant new transport infrastructure (refer Stanton to Land & Property theme). Masterplan Steering group Erewash Project: Supporting Erewash Rail Provision Borough Council, To support aspirations to improve public and commercial rail Derbyshire services supporting Erewash, to recognise the opportunity to County Council revitalise Erewash Valley Line services and to support aspirations to reintroduce rail services to Ilkeston Town Timescale Adopted as an Area Action Plan January 2008 Resources DDEP, Erewash Borough Council & Saint Gobain Ltd Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council Indicators Masterplan created

Ongoing

Project: Supporting Rail Freight Provision Explore the potential benefits to be obtained through the resolution of the road access issue at Toton Sidings. The Stanton Regeneration Master Planning exercise and Area Action Plan has identified a potential link between Toton Sidings and Stanton. This is currently being progressed and potential opportunities will need further exploration.

Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Stanton Masterplan Steering Group, Broxtowe Borough Council

Ongoing

Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council,

Opened discussions with rail services providers to discuss existing and future provision Opened discussions with stakeholders to discuss highways

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Project: Public Transport Infrastructure To seek opportunities to support the maintenance and future improvements to the public transport infrastructure and service provision supporting Erewash

Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Trent Barton Buses, Job Centre Plus, East Midlands Airport Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Partnership, East Midlands Airport, Job Centre Plus (Erewash)

Ongoing

Project: Access to Work - EMA To Introduce new and to support the existing sustainable connections to East Midlands Airport from all major centres of Erewash. These minimise local transport movements and enable all communities to access the Airport for employment and training opportunities.

Annual Review

Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Trent Barton Buses, East Midlands Airport Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Partnership, East Midlands Airport, Job Centre Plus (Erewash)

Opened discussions with public transport services providers to discuss existing and future provision The introduction of a sustainable connection from Ilkeston and improved links from Long Eaton to employment opportunities arising from the growth of the East Midlands Airport

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THEME 4: SUSTAINABLE & DIVERSE ECONOMY
Objective: Encourage an environmentally sustainable economy that supports existing and future trends
Action Project: Navigator Program To improve the knowledge base and skill levels of small & medium enterprises (SMEs) in resource management and improve appearance and security, to help protected and develop the viability and profitability of SMEs. The program will advise on compliance with environmental and health & safety legislation and waste & energy efficiencies. It will raise awareness of energy efficient practices, address poor quality natural environments that act as barriers to investment, help business to realise the benefits of environmental practices and help to tackle problems relating to business crime. Lead partner/ Partners Groundwork Erewash Valley, DDEP, Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council Timescale Delivered and reviewed until March 2008 Resources DDEP, Groundwork Erewash Valley, Erewash Borough Council Indicators 24 businesses assisted

Project: SME Recycling Initiatives Promote and encourage sustainable business practices by undertaking a study to assess the current level of recycling for businesses in Erewash and to investigate future development of recycling facilities for smaller SMEs on industrial estates in Erewash. To help encourage business to increase their levels of recycling and reduce the use reliance on landfill.

Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Partnership, Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire

Annual review

Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Partnership, Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire

15 businesses will receive advice and assisted to undertake schemes

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Project: Community Renewal Work with local community groups and support agencies to identify and deliver localised initiatives to help economic inclusion with particular emphasis on the Boroughs most deprived communities.

Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Partnership, Cotmanhay Enterprise Centre

Ongoing

Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Partnership, Cotmanhay Enterprise Centre

Support new and existing projects and initiatives to help reduce deprivation in our communities

Project: Securing External Funding To continue to seek new funding to support grant schemes and regeneration initiatives. To actively seek funding to provide improvements to public realm and the physical infrastructure and promote the take up of support and advice already available within the borough.

Erewash Borough Council

Continuous

Erewash Borough Council

Identify potential external funding to deliver Economic Development priorities

Project: Promoting Biodiversity Continue to advise and influence biodiversity in economic development proposals to ensure that the Borough benefits from a more attractive, healthy and sustainable environment.

Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Continuous

Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Identify and exploit opportunities from new developments for biodiversity gain in Erewash

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Objective: Embrace Tourism as a contributing factor to the development of the Erewash economy
Action Project: Events We will continue to support and encourage the introduction of town centre events and activities aimed at promoting tourism and encouraging new and recovered footfall within our town centres and retail centres. Lead partner/ Partners Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council, Town Centre Forums and Chambers of Trades Erewash Borough Council, Derwent Valley Mills Timescale An annual diary of events Resources Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council Indicators Production of a timetable of events and activities

Project: Derwent Valley Mills Heritage Site To ensure that Erewash is kept abreast of developments of the Derwent Valley Mills and monitor how Erewash can contribute and benefit from Derwent Valley Mills and its World Heritage Status.

Ongoing

Erewash Borough Council, Derwent Valley Mills

Ongoing involvement supporting the aspirations of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Ongoing involvement supporting the promotion and usage of canals and waterways across the Borough

Project: Erewash Canals Explore and support the cultural and commercial benefits of the canals in Erewash and unlock the potential value as a visitor destination and increase community involvement in the canals and waterways across Erewash

Erewash Borough Council, British Waterways, Inland Waterways Association

Ongoing

Erewash Borough Council

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Project: Destination Management Partnership To support the Peak District and Derbyshire Destination Management Partnership to help promote Erewash as a tourism destination. To support the improvement of quality and to be the first point of contact for visitors to Erewash and the tourism industry.

Erewash Borough Council, other local authorities, Derbyshire County Council, Business Link and Derby and Derbyshire Economic Partnership

Ongoing

Destination Management Partnership

Ongoing support to the aspirations of the Destination Management Partnership

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THEME 5: RURAL EREWASH
Objective: Promote and support the growth of Erewash’s rural economy
Action Project: Rural Erewash To secure funding for new projects and initiatives to support the economic development of the Erewash rural economy and compliment the main town centres, as a step forward from the Rural Action Zones. Initial projects include: - looking into securing a redundant rural buildings grant to help encourage farm business diversification and alternative use of such buildings together with under used and derelict sites; - ‘wheels to work’ program that will help address the need for rural communities to access support, training and employment; - cultural markets to improve rural communication and the promotion of rural goods and services; - Investigating new ways to support farmers markets within our towns and encouraging local producers to use the markets as a platform to sell their products. Project: Rural Centre Support Work with rural Parish councils and rural community groups to identify innovative approaches to improve, manage and promote rural centres to support rural economies and serve wider rural areas Lead partner/ Partners Derbyshire County Council, Market Towns Forum, Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council Timescale Annual review Resources Derbyshire County Council, Erewash Borough Council Indicators 20 rural businesses engaged in monitoring Economic Development in rural communities.

Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council

Annual review

Erewash Partnership & Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council

Rural centre businesses assisted to improve performance

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THEME 6: ENCOURAGING ENTERPRISE
Objective: Create an environment where enterprise is encouraged and supported
Action Project: Business Support and Advice To provide business support and advice through Erewash Partnership and raise awareness of the available support to ensure that everybody in the borough at every demographic level has access to training to develop new skills and increase their employability. Erewash Partnership has a solid long standing relationship within the borough and has provided support and advice to local business for over ten years. Erewash Partnership is on hand to provide free training and advice from nationally accredited business advisers for both pre-start and existing businesses. Project: Radio Link To support a Radio Link Initiative to ensure shops and licensed premises are linked by radio and share information to reduce traders vulnerability to crime. Lead partner/ Partners Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council Timescale Annual Review Resources Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council Indicators 100 businesses assisted annually

Erewash Partnership, Radio Link Group

Annual review

Erewash Partnership

Annually 10 new businesses involved in the Radio Link initiative 20 business assisted through the EBIS survey annually

Project: EBISS To complete an Erewash Business Industrial Site Survey (EBISS) to help understand the constraints and difficulties that businesses based on industrial sites within Erewash face, to determine what restricts business growth and why businesses are choosing to

Erewash Partnership & Erewash Borough Council

Annual review

Erewash Partnership & Erewash Borough Council

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relocate elsewhere. The EBISS will also address issues surrounding resource efficiency, industrial estate crime and infrastructure. The outcome of EBISS will contribute to the Navigator Programme. (also refer to Sustainable & Diverse Economy theme) Project: Networking Events Driven by the Erewash Partnership we will deliver a series of networking events and seminars on relevant and emerging business topics. The networking events will provide new and established businesses the opportunity to develop new business knowledge and skills, gather new leads, access information and support and meet new people and build mutually beneficial business relationships. Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council An annual diary of events Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council An annual diary of 12 networking events.

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THEME 7: TOWNS, MARKETS & LOCAL CENTRES
Objective: Regenerate and promote Erewash town centres
Action Project: Long Eaton Town Centre Masterplan To support the production of the Long Eaton Town Centre Masterplan and Area Action Plan, to provide a blueprint for the long term prosperity and regeneration for the town and create a long term vision to attract shoppers, visitors and investors. Lead partner/ Partners Erewash Borough Council, Long Eaton Town Centre Masterplan Steering group Erewash Borough Council, Ilkeston Town Centre Masterplan Steering group English Heritage, DDEP, Town Centre Groups and Forums, Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council Timescale Adopted as an Area Action Plan December 2007 Resources DDEP & Erewash Borough Council Indicators Masterplan created

Project: Ilkeston Town Centre Masterplan To support the production of the Ilkeston Town Centre Masterplan and Area Action Plan, to provide a blueprint for the long term prosperity and regeneration for the town and create a long term vision to attract shoppers, visitors and investors. Project: Grant Aid Renovation Scheme Investigate the possibilities of continuing Grant aid renovation schemes to assist in the regeneration of the commercial centres of Erewash through issuing grants to assist in the repair and restoration of key historical properties and to bring under-used historic buildings back into use, making the Borough a more attractive location for business and improving the quality of life for those who live and work in the area (also refer to Sustainable & Diverse Economy theme)

Adopted as an Area Action Plan Spring 2008

DDEP & Erewash Borough Council

Masterplan created

Ongoing

DDEP, Erewash Partnership, Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council

18 businesses assisted through the renovation scheme

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Project: Town Centre Support Erewash Partnership and Erewash Borough council both work with local Chamber of Trades and Town Centre Forums to identify innovative approaches to improve, manage and promote Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres to support the local economy and serve rural areas. The Town Centre Forums provide a platform where discussion takes place between those with a common interest in the economic success of the respective town centres. The forums promote joint working and partnership approaches to the further improvement of the town centres, their management and promotion as well as addressing issues such as improvements to signage, utilising the marketplace for commercial and community activities and improvements to the street scene Project: Town Centre Maps To promote the town centres, markets and retail areas through the town maps produced by Erewash Partnership, to help encourage investment by attracting residents & visitors, and to keep these maps under review to ensure the information is accurate. Project: Town Centre Environmental Improvements To support the development of environmental improvements in Erewash towns to improve the public realm environment.

Erewash Partnership, Ilkeston Town Forum, Long Eaton Town Centre Marketing Group, Erewash Borough Council

Annual review

Erewash Partnership & Erewash Borough Council

250 town centre businesses assisted

Erewash Partnership

Annual Review

Erewash Partnership

Continued production of the town centre maps Completed Public realm improvements

Erewash Borough Council, Chamber of Trades, Town Centre Forums, Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire, Businesses, Public

2009

DDEP, Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Partnership, Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire, Private Investment

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THEME 8: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Objective: Encourage businesses and residents to continuously improve and develop new skills
Action Project: Women’s Networking Group Erewash Partnership organises and delivers women’s networking groups that provide the opportunity for local businesswomen to meet, network and share information and experiences in an informal atmosphere. Through working groups encourage women into enterprise and address barriers to inclusion for under represented groups. Project: Vocational & Skills Training for small business In conjunction with South East Derbyshire College, Erewash Partnership will act as a conduit to help business owners and their employees access local training. This will help to ensure that there is a skills base, which is compatible and flexible enough to adapt to changes in local and regional labour demands and help small business to develop their management skills and promote skills for enterprise. Project: Business Simulation Training Erewash Partnership will deliver a unique, practical training experience that allows employees to experience what it is like to plan and run a business. The training looks into all aspects of business finance and how their planning decisions affect bottom-line profitability as is designed to be instantly transferred back to the work place where they will be instantly more profit-orientated. This training will help business to develop their management skills. Lead partner/ Partners Erewash Partnership Timescale Delivered quarterly Resources Erewash Partnership Indicators 20 businesses and entrepreneurs advised annually

Erewash Partnership and South East Derbyshire College

Annual review

Erewash Partnership and South East Derbyshire College

10 businesses assisted annually

Erewash Partnership

Annual review

Erewash Partnership

10 businesses assisted annually

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Project: Cotmanhay Enterprise Centre To promote the Cotmanhay Enterprise Centre as a local community, adult education centre based in the heart of Cotmanhay providing a range of courses from basic key skills, to GCSEs and IT. The centre helps promote take up of available training as a means of assisting unemployed people back into work, it assists the provision of affordable childcare to reduce barriers to employment and training and promotes culture of life long learning by working with education and training providers and promoting the courses that are available to ensure that everybody in the borough at every demographic level has access to develop new skills and increase their employability. Project: Skills for employment Continue working with community groups, local schools and local businesses to help improve the quality, availability and take up of education and training for all residents to match the skills of the labour market to the needs of employers. Specific projects to include: • Support skills development at level 1, and to develop ‘pathways for progression’ for adults with low skills, to enable them to develop skills for employability (basic skills and skills up to level 2), through the County’s Life Long Learning service. To provide support to children and families through the development of County Children’s Centres, complementing projects which improve the employment opportunities for local people, particularly in deprived communities, which require resource intensive support, including childcare.

Cotmanhay Enterprise Centre, Erewash Partnership

Annual review

Erewash Partnership

150 Erewash Residents assisted to gain new employment skills per annum

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Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Partnership, Cotmanhay Enterprise Centre, Learning Skills Council, Derbyshire County Council, Chamber of Trade, Local schools and education providers

Ongoing

Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Partnership, Cotmanhay Enterprise Centre, Learning Skills Council, Derbyshire County Council, Chamber of Trade, Local schools and education providers

Work to support the continued provision of existing training and support services available, and increase the demand and participation for learning

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