Michael Heseltine, the former Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 until 1997, is to lead a panel of experts which will review how to best regenerate housing estates.
There will be 17 members on the panel which includes Brandon Lewis, the Housing Minister, and Michael Heseltine. Heseltine said in a statement:
“Estates regeneration is key to transforming the lives of people living on poorly designed housing projects. The panel will provide expert advice, support and explore innovative funding solutions to drive forward the regeneration of estates around the country.
However, I am clear that this has to be locally led and we must work with the residents of such estates. I now want to see local communities coming forward with innovative ideas to achieve desirable neighbourhoods that local people can be proud of”.
Brandon Lewis added:
“We know these estates offer huge potential to be revived so that they become thriving communities and places which people want to live and work in.
This panel provides a wealth of experience to kick-start work that will help transform the lives of thousands of people by delivering better homes in better estates”.