South West of England Regional Development Agency

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 19th December 2001.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Conservative, East Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the regeneration targets to be met by the South West Regional Development Agency.

Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson Minister of State (Employment Relations, Industry & the Regions)

The following are the agreed targets for the South West of England Regional Development Agency's regeneration programmes in 2001–02.

Targets
Land and property—Partnership Investment Programme(PIP)—outputs
Private Investment generated (£000) 61,964,750
Area of brownfield land reclaimed/brought back into use (differentiated by soft and hard end use) (hectares) 39 SE
Woodland created (trees planted or hectares) 0
Treatment of contaminated land (hectares) 0
Jobs—number created and safeguarded 1,140
New industrial commercial floorspace created (square metres) 27,701
Accessibility improved between homes and workplaces (length of footpath/cycleway created) 0
Housing units facilitated on brownfield land (number of housing units) 250
Spend (£000) 6,000,000
Land and property—non PIP outputs
Jobs—number created and safeguarded 1,790
Private investment generated (£) 20,500,000
Area of brownfield land reclaimed/brought back into use 84.9 ha (55 SE)
Woodland created (trees planted or hectares) 0
Treatment of contaminated land 29.9 HE
New industrial/refurbished floorspace created 51,800
Accessibility improved between homes and workplaces 10
Housing units facilitated on brownfield land 340
Spend (£000) 27,642,000
Single Regeneration Budget(49)
Jobs created/safeguarded(49) 2,410/(49)80
Homes and buildings with improved security 4,125
Voluntary organisations and community groups supported(49) 4,205/(49)84
New business start-ups(49) 572
(49)40
Hectares of land improved/reclaimed for open space and improved/reclaimed/serviced for development (of perhaps a combination of these) 17
Private finance attracted (£000) (50)14,080
Spend (£000) 26,726,000
Rural Programme
Number of grants made or projects supported 429
Area of work space created/safeguarded (square metres) 33,686
Match funding attracted as a percentage of RDA's direct cash input (£ million) 26.4
Number of child care places created 100
Spend (£) 9,388,000
Jobs created/safeguarded 2,167
Business started up and surviving at least one year 283
Number/areas of redundant buildings converted to commercial use 260
Number of training places created 1,593
Number of new improved facilities 404
Number of additional visitors 99,649

(49) Figures for ethnic minorities

(50) Million

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