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Regenerationpriorities
TheDistrict’sregenerationfocusesonfivekeyareas:
•Regeneratingtowncentres
•Qualityhousing
•HealthandEducation
•BasildonBusinessEconomy
•CultureandEnvironment
Withintheseareas,keyprojectsincludethe£1billionredevelopmentofBasildontowncentre,andtheregenerationof
Wickford,PitseaandLaindontowncentres,theconstructionoftheBasildonSportingVillageandtheimprovementofthe
A127andCranesFarmCorridors.Basildonisalsoundergoingamajorestaterenewalprogramme.
Theseprojects,alongwithothers,willcreateanumberofnewjobopportunitiesforlocalpeopleoverthenext15-20years,
fromnewofficeandhealthsectoremployment,toconstructionandleisurejobs.
Whatwewilldo:
TheEconomicFrameworkhasidentifiedtheinterventionsnecessarytoensurelocalimpactofthelarge-scaleregeneration
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•IdentifyingeconomicallyinactiveresidentsbyworkingwithHousingAssociations,Tenantgroups,youthgroupsandthe
CVSandprovidingsupportandaccesstolocalemployment.
•SettingupalocalLabourForceAgency(BasildonEmploymentSkillsandTraining,BEST)toprovideemployment
andtrainingopportunitiesgeneratedthroughlarge-scalephysicaldevelopments,inwardinvestmentsandpublic
procurement.
•Improvelinksbetweenschoolsandlocalemployerstoraisestudentaspirationsandtheirawarenessoflocalemployment
opportunities.
•Agreeatargetedrecruitmentandtrainingpolicytoattractfundingandsupportfromlargedevelopersandpublicsector
contractors.
•Providetargetedskillstrainingandemploymentsupporttolocalresidentsandsupplythemwithaskillscard.
•EstablishaclearFE/HEoffertolinkwiththedemandsofthelocaleconomyandgrowthsectors.
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