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Regeneration: West Midlands

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government have taken to promote regeneration in the West Midlands since 1997. (167511)

Considerable central Government regeneration funds have been made available to the West Midlands since 1997—in total some £850 million. The main components are:

£ million

Neighbourhood Renewal Fund 2003-08


Neighbourhood Element 2006-10


Cleaner Safer Greener Fund 2006-08


Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder 2004-10


New Deal for Communities (10-year programme to 2010)


Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder (set to 2008)


Since Advantage West Midlands was established in 1999 it has between 1999-2000 and 2006-07 spent over £1.6 billion in connection with economic regeneration activity in the region. Advantage West Midlands' budget allocation for 2007-09 is around £296 million.