GBSLEP ERDF Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) fund workshop – 22/11/17
Date of presentations
22 November 2017
Nathan Smallwood (Birmingham City Council)
Emma Tebbutt (Solihull Council)
Alan Carr (SWM)
Purpose of the presentations
This workshop introduced the Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) fund, a ringfenced part of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (GBSLEP) European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) allocation.
The ERDF SUD fund is a requirement under Article 7 of the ERDF EU Regulations and in GBSLEP, the funding allocation is made up of Priority 4 (Low Carbon) and Priority 6 (Environment and Resource Efficiency) monies from GBSLEP’s current ERDF programme. This is in response to the current call which is out for applications until March 2018.
Applications sought are those that support the SUD strategy which focuses on maximising the economic impact of the High-Speed Rail line (HS2) arrival in the area. This includes projects which will promote initiatives that address energy and efficiency, connectivity, blue and green Infrastructure and greenfield corridors, amongst others. Particularly the strategy seeks to support environmental sustainability initiatives which will make the very best use of land and economies of scale. This can be achieved through aligning the planning, design and investment in infrastructure to ensure optimal levels of sustainable development that makes the most of the investment going into HS2 as a new high capacity public transport network.
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