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Negotiating the delivery of gypsy and traveller sites through local planning

Everyone has a right to a decent home, and not everyone’s housing needs are the same. The provision of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers is just another form of housing that is needed by a specific part of the community.

Homes for NHS staff pilot: London

The NHS is facing unprecedented demand as a service. As certain areas of the country have seen house prices rise significantly over recent years, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Greater London Authority and One Public Estate are responding to the lack of affordable housing affecting the supply and retention of NHS staff.

Greater Brighton: North Street Quarter redevelopment

The challenge The North Street Quarter (NSQ) will be a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood which will regenerate the area around North Street and the former Phoenix industrial estate in Lewes, East Sussex and will reconnect the area to the heart of the town.

West of England OPE Partnership: Small sites programme

The West of England is set to be the first area in the country to achieve formal adoption of a joint spatial plan

Southampton: Hospital sites optimisation

The RSH/WCH project being supported by One Public Estate will see a step-change improvement in the utilisation of land and buildings at both hospitals.

Greater Lincolnshire: Blue light wider estates programme

In 2017/18 the partnership received £30,000 of OPE funding to accelerate the co-location of EMAS into Louth Fire Station. This move has released three sites, generating savings that have kick-started the wider blue lights programme of work across the OPE partnership.

London Borough of Waltham Forest: Town hall campus

One Public Estate has funded a dedicated project manager and has successfully brought together HMCTS and the council to align the interests of local and central government in the area, achieving the best local and national outcomes.

Rutland County Council: Releasing Ministry of Defence surplus estate

In addition to the land released for around 3,000 housing units by 2032, the project will generate potential for £30 million in capital receipts, £1 billion in investment and the creation of more than 2,000 jobs by 2026/27.

Hertfordshire Partnership: Stevenage town centre hub

“The Stevenage town centre hub perfectly mirrors the aspiration of One Public Estate as this is not just a new building."

London Borough of Brent: Northwick Park

OPE support and funding has laid the foundations to make this project an investable proposition and has assisted LB Brent in securing Government capital funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to take these opportunities forward.