Elemore Eco Park Regeneration – taking a Community Wealth Building approach – Sunderland City Council

Posted on 5th October, 2021

Sunderland City Council has its Community Wealth Building Strategy at the heart of a green recovery, regeneration project, in the heart of the City.

Sunderland Council undertook significant resident consultation during 2019/2020 – entitled Let’s Talk Sunderland.  The consultation reached over 50% of the city’s population and informed the Sunderland City Plan and Neighbourhood Investment Plans.  Residents across the City were very clear what they wanted to see improved.  

Following Cabinet approval of the Coalfield Neighbourhood Investment Plan in March 2020, the Council and its partners have been working hard to deliver against the priorities within the plan – one of the priorities in the plan was to bring the former Elemore Colliery site back into use.  As such, Council has committed to develop the Elemore site and has allocated funding from their Neighbourhood Capital programme.

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