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Regeneration Statement


We have developed a Regeneration Statement outlining how our ambition of creating sustainable places where people want to live, work, invest and visit can be achieved.

The County Durham Regeneration Statement, developed in 2009, was the first "joined-up" effort to outline a vision for regenerating the county.

Much has changed since the original Statement was produced. The County Durham Economic Partnership, reflecting on the good work that has taken place in the County over the past three years, felt it the right time to put to use the knowledge, experience and evidence gained since the first Regeneration Statement was adopted and refresh our original vision.

Partnership working

Although the Regeneration Statement has been refreshed, our ambition of shaping a County Durham where people want to live, work, invest and visit whilst enabling our residents and businesses to achieve their potential has not changed. The Regeneration Statement recognises the progress made over the last three years and looks forward towards the next ten years.  The Statement sets out an integrated programme of activity across the County Durham Economic Partnership, which takes advantage of our key assets and tackles constraints on growth.

The Regeneration Statement demonstrates the way we have brought together partners and activities over the last three years in a co-ordinated approach delivering a step-change in regeneration activity in County Durham.

The Regeneration Statement underpins the Altogether Wealthier theme of the Sustainable Communities Strategy for County Durham and sets the framework for an integrated policy framework and targeted delivery, building on opportunities and assets.

Key ambitions

The Regeneration Statement has five key ambitions and objectives that inform the Sustainable Community Strategy's priority theme of 'Altogether Wealthier' and shape partnership activity, these are:

  • Thriving Durham City
  • Vibrant and Successful Towns
  • Sustainable Neighbourhoods and Rural Communities
  • Competitive and Successful People
  • A Top Location for Business