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In London and Birmingham; regional economic planning councils and boards established 1966 Industrial Development Act scraps development districts in favour of larger Development Areas and gives grant aid worth 40 per cent of the value of investments in development areas; the Selective Employment Tax favours manufacturing over service jobs (nationally); Royal Commission (Redcliffe Maud) established to look at local government in England: four attributes for ‘units’ sought: efficient use of resources, effective provision of services, communal consciousness and whole area planning issues – the attributes prove not to be coterminous 1967 Maud Committee recommends a new management structure for local government, based on a few policy committees and a central policy making committee; Regional Employment Premium (REP) offers grants to manufacturing firms creating jobs in development areas 27 CONTEXT 1968 Dawley is renamed Telford as a further new town development begins in order to take account of the 1965 West Midlands Study; Warrington and central Lancashire (Preston and Leyland) are designated as new town developments for Manchester’s ‘overspill’ 1969 Community Development Programme; Hunt Report on the needs of ‘Intermediate Areas’ 1971 Town and Country Planning Act introduces ‘planning gain’ 1972 Club of Rome produces Limits to Growth and UN Stockholm Conference on Human Environment puts environmental issues on the agenda and provides a narrative of limits and negative unintended consequences of man’s action; Inner Area Studies 1973 UK accession to the EU sees the introduction of EEC Regional Policy 1974 Local Government reorganization – Metropolitan Counties and National Parks committees; the term social exclusion makes its appearance in its modern guise, it is used to describe those without social insurance in France 1975 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is established 1976 REP abolished due to EEC rules 1978 Urban Programme (7 areas) and Inner Urban Partnerships (15 areas) 1979 Assisted Areas map cuts coverage from 43 per cent to 25 per cent of the UK population; the focus shifts from regional to urban policy, as depopulation of cities grows; Priority Estates for housing; ERDF reform 1980/81 Local Government Planning and Land Act establishes competitive tendering for certain local authority services; Urban Development Corporations (UDCs) and 11 Enterprise Zones (EZs) given freedom from local property taxes and planning rules; 1981 London and Liverpool Docklands UDCs started 1982 Financial management initiative in civil service: devolves budgets, establishes performance indicators and value for money reviews; Audit Commission established 1983/4 13 more EZs announced 1985 Local Government Act abolishes the Greater London Council and six metropolitan county councils; Estate Action starts 1987 Large scale voluntary transfers of housing stock from councils to registered social landlords 1988 Urban development grant and urban regeneration grant merged into city grant; reform of the EC’s structural funds: principles of concentration, programming and ‘additionality’ drive regional programmes; Local Government Finance Act replaces domestic rates with the community charge 1989 Local Government and Housing Act introduces a new capital finance system and gives local authorities explicit economic development powers; Estate Management Board and Tenant Management Organizations established 1990 Rio Earth Summit triggers pressure to promote environmentally sustainable development; Local Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs) are established to deliver government programmes for business and workforce development under the leadership of local business people 28 REGENERATION: UK PRACTICE 1991 Competing for Quality Initiative introduces market testing into the civil service; City Challenge sets up integrated area-based interventions based on need and competitive bidding 1992 Local Government Finance Act replaces community charge with council tax; Local Government Act creates more unitary authorities in England 1993 Delors White Paper on Growth, Competitiveness and Employment; fourth reform of the EU Structural Funds sees return of some power to nation states, and the introduction of a community economic development strand to encourage ‘bottom-up’ activity; Estate Renewal Challenge Fund 1994 Integrated Regional Government Offices established: Single Regeneration Budget launched to promote cross-cutting interventions by partnerships in geographic areas of varying sizes, with money allocated on the basis of competitive bidding; and English Partnerships a single, national development agency to undertake significant regeneration projects 1995 Thames Gateway Regional Planning Guidance sets out a 30-mile long regeneration zone of areas for development to accompany the Channel Tunnel rail link 1996 Select Committee on Relations between Central and Local Government is established, in order to build joint-working between central and local government 1997 Kyoto Climate Change Conference; Scottish and Welsh vote in favour of devolution; Building Partnerships for Prosperity White Paper on regional development; Social Exclusion Unit established; independence of Bank of England from Government direction 1998 Education/Health/Employment Action Zones and New Deal for Communities, with a philosophical shift to resource allocation based on need rather than competitive bidding; Bringing Britain Together: A National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal; The Learning Age: A Renaissance for a New Britain, Green Paper, sets out the lifelong learning agenda; Fairness at Work, White Paper; Crime and Disorder Act; Modern Local Government: In Touch with the People, White Paper; National Minimum Wage Act; Human Rights Act; Home Office publishes Supporting Families consultation; Regional Development Agencies Act; DTI publishes Our Competitive Future: Building the Knowledge Driven Economy, White Paper 1999 RDAs take responsibility for SRB and over time a new ‘single pot’, with oversight from the Department of Trade and Industry; Sure Start Programme trailblazers; Crime and Disorder Partnerships start; Lord Roger’s Urban Task Force sets out urban renaissance initiatives to respond to projections of 4m new households, while protecting greenbelts and greenfield sites; Local Government Act introduces ‘best value’; Greater London Act establishes the framework for Greater London’s governance of police, fire, transport and development; Better Quality of Life, A Strategy for Sustainable Development in the UK; Department of Health publishes Our Healthier Nation; Employment Relations Act (inc.
And they need to ﬁnd ways to do this that do not undermine individuals’ and communities’ self-reliance and power of agency. The concern for progressive local leaders and regeneration practitioners is two-fold: how to act so that inequalities are reduced, not managed or made palatable by the promise of mobility, and how to make sure that interventions promote independence, based on mutual respect rather than dependence on outside authority figures, bringing either solace or ‘order’, based on pity for the ‘beneﬁciaries’.
In some cases this makes people value stability and community, as a refuge; in others it produces acquiescence to isolation and atomization with benign or malign indifference to one’s neighbours. The process of social disruption, however, has been seen by some to have positive aspects. The breakdown of traditional group identities, based around class, nationality, gender, race etc. opens up a process of individualization, where people are (forced to be) free to create their own biographies (Beck and Gernsheim 2002: 23).