East Midlands Development Corporation Programme

East Midlands Development Corporation Programme is delivering a visionary, net zero approach to local regeneration and economic transformation, transforming the way we move, make, live and work across three key development sites.

Our story

by the East Midlands Development Corporation Programme

This initiative aims to bring about a change in mindset and a level of collaboration that can accelerate the delivery of beneficial outcomes at a scale not seen for many generations.

This is a means of de-risking and providing levels of certainty for Government and private sector investors. Providing a leap in the level of genuine collaboration between local authorities and the full range of public agencies working jointly with the private sector.

It is about delivery a comprehensive and fully integrated approach in place making that brings together
new models of living and working; models of making; and models of moving.

Importantly it involves a commensurate level of ambition linked to national and international priorities and sustainability goals.

In promoting the establishment of a new model of locally led urban development corporation the programme is looking to put in place the means to deliver across a number of local authorities.

It looks to fully optimise and leverage the opportunities presented initially by three large development opportunities at the heart of the East Midlands where investments in energy research, high speed rail and the UK's only inland Freeport collide to create a catalyst for a step change in innovation.

A new model of development corporation advancing new ways of doing things and in doing so achieving better outcomes including quality of life and quality of place with zero carbon growth and biodiversity net gains.

In the East Midlands we're looking to build on our technical excellence in academia and practical research programmes with industry leaders and a range of delivery agents including the private sector to accelerate and scale up. From smaller demonstrators to the effective utilisation of our three large scale demonstrator propositions.

Building on our existing strengths and environmental assets to consider natural capital net gains from the outset working closely with public and private sectors, NGOs and communities.

Our advice

Accelerating the delivery of radical carbon reduction and natural capital net gains outcomes in the development and infrastructure sectors will require a step change in how we organise ourselves in planning the built environment and will involve the following: a leap in the level of genuine collaboration between local authorities and the full range of public agencies working jointly with the private sector; a comprehensive and fully integrated approach in place making to bring together new models of living and working; models of making; and models of moving.

In the East Midlands we're looking to build on our technical excellence in academia and practical research programmes with industry leaders and a range of delivery agents, including the private, sector to accelerate and scale up. From smaller demonstrators to the effective utilisation of our three large scale demonstrator propositions.

This is about avoiding piecemeal and often disjointed incremental growth in favour of a concerted effort that brings out the best of a full range of experts to share good practice, develop a shared ambition and optimise outcomes that offers something for all.

It is not easy, it is invariably messy and inevitably complex and requires confident leadership, commitment and a degree of patience as it is a long term game plan, whilst also recognising the need for short term quick wins.

Through the East Midlands Development Corporation programme and working with the Government, we are looking to advance a new type of locally led statutory development corporation.

It is important to consider the emergence of new communities in context, so we are looking at an inclusive growth programme through the creation of new communities that integrate and connect with our existing communities to deliver complementary regeneration and retrofitting programmes.

We are taking a very inclusive approach to developing our vision for growth - listening and collaborating with our technical experts across research, education, our industry leaders and our community stakeholders; in the region for the region.

Building on our existing strengths and environmental assets to consider natural capital net gains from the outset.

Recognising the need to protect and enhance our natural environment through enhancing our existing assets including Attenborough Nature Reserve, River Corridors and nearby National Forest to ensure green and blue assets are truly integrated.

Our metrics

  • Number of homes delivered.
  • Number of jobs created.
  • GVA uplift delivered.

Read more: https://www.emdevco.co.uk/

East Midlands airport area.
East Midlands Hub at Toton & Chetwynd.
Ratcliife-on-Soar power station site.
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