No Use Empty Commercial Phase I
- Capital Investment - Kent & Medway, Growing Places Fund, Less than £2m
Construction in progress
Expected Completion Date
The No Use Empty Commercial project, which will run alongside the established No Use Empty initiative, aims to return long-term empty commercial properties to use for residential, alternative commercial or mixed-use purposes. In particular it will focus on town centres (particularly in coastal areas of Kent), where secondary retail and other commercial areas have been significantly impacted by changing consumer demand and have often been neglected as a result of larger regeneration schemes.
The No Use Empty Commercial Phase II project has applied for Growing Places Fund investment totalling £2m. Further details can be found here.
Capital Programme delivery update
Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.
Growing Places Fund
The Growing Places Fund (GPF) was established by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) and the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2011. The aim of this funding is to unlock economic growth, create jobs and ‘kick-start’ house building at stalled development sites.