No Use Empty Commercial
The NUE Commercial project, which will run alongside the established NUE 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.
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.
Through the GPF Round 1 awards, a total of £48.705m GPF was awarded to 13 capital infrastructure projects across the LEP area.
- Capital Investment - Kent & Medway, Growing Places Fund