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Neighbourhood Renewal Fund

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Spokesperson in the Lords, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Spokesperson in the Lords (Planning), Department for Communities and Local Government

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which projects have benefited from the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund in each qualifying district and unitary authority in Lancashire in (a) each of the last three years, and (b) the current year; which bodies were responsible for delivering the projects; what was the purpose of each of them; and how much funding each received.

Photo of Baroness Andrews Baroness Andrews Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

There are six local authority districts in Lancashire which qualify for Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) as follows: Blackburn with Darwen (unitary), Blackpool (unitary), Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Preston. The reporting requirements have varied over the period for which information is requested due to the introduction of Local Area Agreements (LAAs) in Lancashire with effect from 1 April 2006 when NRF was pooled in the two unitaries. The detailed performance management of projects funded by NRF has been the responsibility of local authorities, as accountable bodies, in consultation with their Local Strategic Partnerships.

The Government do not formally require reporting on the level of detail requested in the Question. The tables below reflect the information which local authorities were required to submit in their quarterly returns and statements of grant usage. In the current year, 2007-08, NRF is paid as part of the LAA grant and is unringfenced, meaning there are no separate reporting requirements.

Local Authority Crime Education Employment Health Housing and Physical Environment
2006-07
Blackburn with Darwen
Blackpool
Burnley 275024 387011 584427 212273 0
Hyndburn 175993 110042 56491 66043 58971
Pendle 229347 251202 157408 367632 29660
Preston 354585 330946 263390 449142 449142
2005-06
Blackburn with Darwen 260089 303438 650224 780268 780268
Blackpool 806585 310225 124090 31023 31023
Burnley 0 148249 432393 74124 74124
Hyndburn 252794 198449 160584 98611 98611
Pendle 480423 440387 260229 80070 80070
Preston 307200 583680 122880 245760 245760
2004-05
Blackburn with Darwen 606875 260089 216741 1907323 260089
Blackpool 510999 691351 90175 721410 90176
Burnley 13451 201758 107604 699427 26901
Hyndburn 276970 227363 256128 193948 264396
Pendle 249384 306935 287751 460402 383668
Preston 586260 418757 195420 781680 474591
Local Authority Liveability LSP Support and Administration Other cross- cutting thematic activities Total Estimated Spend (£) NRF Allocation (£) Variance
2006-07
Blackburn with Darwen 3901342
Blackpool 3193260
Burnley 66400 208280 118915 1852330 1821612 -30718
Hyndburn 237995 129331 83680 918546 862424 -56122
Pendel 134512 49304 81826 1300893 1307295 6402
Preston 141834 165473 236390 2363903 2520434 156531
2005-06
Blackburn with Darwen 130045 86696 216741 4334824 4334824 0
Blackpool 0 279203 1271923 3102251 3007888 -94363
Burnley 37062 148249 123541 1235408 1273270 37862
Hyndburn 110325 170935 210298 1361899 1293636 -68263
Pendel 80070 40035 180158 2001761 1960942 -40819
Preston 307200 522240 491520 3072000 2520434 -551566
2004-05
Blackburn with Darwen 823617 86696 173393 4334824 4334824 0
Blackpool 30059 210411 661292 3005874 3007888 2014
Burnley 0 215208 80703 1345052 1273270 -71782
Hyndburn 0 205316 298328 1722450 1293636 -428814
Pendle 0 57550 172651 1918341 1960942 42601
Preston 55834 279171 2791713 2520434 -271279
Local authority Children and Young people block Safer and Stronger Communities Block - Healthier Communities and Older People Block - Economic Development Block Total NRF Allocation (£) Variation
2006-07
Blackburn with Darwen 850576 580945 1267145 922358 3621024 3901342 280318
Blackpool 849608 776638 263504 1215526 3105246 3193260 87984

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