RENEW Masterclass: Newlands – Land Regeneration for the 21st Century

Organiser: RENEW Northwest
Location: Manchester
Phone: 0151 703 0135

Launched in 2003, Newlands is a £59 million land regeneration scheme that is reclaiming large areas of brownfield land across England’s Northwest, responding to local and regional economic and social needs by transforming sites into thriving, durable community woodlands. Funded by the Northwest Regional Development Agency, and delivered by the Forestry Commission (alongside a number of local partners), Newlands marks a step change in the way that brownfield land is returned to community use. There are six sites currently being developed under Newlands, with many more being assessed for regeneration over the next eight years. This Masterclass event will: * Provide public, private, and voluntary and community sector regeneration professionals with an understanding of the national and regional context for ‘soft-end-use’ brownfield land regeneration; * Highlight the Northwest region as a national forerunner in innovative brownfield land regeneration; * Disseminate best practice in land regeneration from across all areas of the Newlands scheme, including: – the Public Benefit Recording System – the Newlands Site Selection Toolkit – site investigations and assessments – site design and community engagement – project delivery and sustainability; * Announce plans for the Newlands 2 programme, identifying the sites that have been selected for treatment, which will take the Newlands scheme across the region. 25 October 2007 9.15am-1.30pm MANCAT, One Central Park, Northampton Street, Manchester Lead Organisations RENEW Northwest, Forestry Commission and NWDA There is no charge for attending this event, however if a delegate registers and fails to attend without giving 48 hours notice, a nominal charge of £50 will be allocated without exception. This is due to costs incurred for that place at the event.