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Lower Don Valley

Volume 131: debated on Friday 15 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what type of partnership was recommended for the regeneration of the Lower Don Valley in the Coopers and Lybrand report, jointly sponsored by local and central government.

The Coopers and Lybrand report, which was jointly sponsored by the Government, local business and Sheffield city council, considered a range of management mechanisms including an urban development corporation. The preferred option was for an urban regeneration project, but this could not guarantee the necessary resources to secure the regeneration of the lower Don Valley. An urban development corporation would bring that certainty.