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The Business Benefits of Regeneration. Tavistock and the Tamar Valley Robert Plumb; a personal perspective/October 2013. Summary. The Role of Regeneration West Devon Economy Delivery Plan, Business Voice etc. Tamar Valley Mining Heritage, WHS, AONBs and all that

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The business benefits of regeneration

The Business Benefits of Regeneration

Tavistock and the Tamar Valley

Robert Plumb; a personal perspective/October 2013


  • The Role of Regeneration

  • West Devon Economy Delivery Plan, Business Voice etc.

  • Tamar Valley Mining Heritage, WHS, AONBs and all that

  • Tavistock THI and much much more

  • Where do we go from here?


  • Talking about My Regeneration

  • It’s all about the local economy and helping business

  • “The act of renewal, restoration and growth”

  • Urban Regeneration...”Typically goes beyond the physical redevelopment of an area and will tackle social and economic activity”

Edp etc
EDP etc.

  • Sites and Premises

  • Engaging Businesses

  • Maximising Funding opportunities

  • Developing Sectors and Supply Chains

  • Workforce Development

  • Business Support and Advice

  • Community Led Planning

  • Strategic working, research and intelligence

Ed grants
ED Grants

  • £10,000 pa/up to £2,500 each

  • Last year:-

  • Chagford BA website

  • Start up growth support

  • Northlew Village Shop

  • Okehampton Events Manager

  • Tavistock Key Centre Studies

  • Dartmoor Way


  • £7m project

  • 120 Mine sites made safe and conserved

  • Tip stabilisation

  • 25kms of new multi-purpose trails for walking/cycling and horse riding

  • New Tamar Trails Centre

  • Gawton Gravity Hub

  • Supports other businesses and jobs

Many a tear has to fall
Many a tear has to fall

  • Morwellham

  • Gawton

  • Tavistock Gateway Centre

Aonbs whs and thi

  • Quality of the landscape fuels investment, attracts business, residents and visitors

  • A thriving economy is the most effective way to preserve the landscape

  • WHS – 2006 and all that!

  • Our World Class status to add to best market town, food town and farmers market

  • Out of the TVMHP grew the Townscape Heritage project

It ain t easy
It ain’t easy

  • Townscape Heritage Partnership formed in 2008

  • Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

  • Failed THI Bid

  • Non-starter in 2009, but we kept the Partnership alive

Better together
Better together

  • 2012 Olympics

  • Faster, Higher, Stronger - new team, new can do attitude

  • Refocused bid

  • Community, Businesses and property owners on board

  • Even the sun shines in 2013!

  • THI Stage 1 approval/Trail Centre launch

Stage 2
Stage 2

  • Lead Consultants review the Appraisal and Management Plan

  • Detailed surveys and valuations

  • Partnership funding secured

  • Education and learning package

  • Public Realm improvements

  • Project Manager now in post


  • WHS Key Centre assessment in early 2102

  • TTC and WDBC support the idea

  • Funding secured for studies – learning and Interpretation

  • Looking at Gateway Centre options

  • Networking with Blaenavon and Redruth

  • WHS Management Plan reviewed

Town team
Town Team

  • Portas Pilot bid 2012

  • Town Team + 10k

  • SWOT/Priorities

  • Ambassadors/Benchmarking

  • Totally Locally

  • Car Club and Local Economic Blueprint

  • Town Shop?


  • Its important to measure performance to understand how we compare and to find out if what we are doing works

  • Business Confidence Survey

  • Postcode Survey

  • Footfall count/car park usage

  • Audit of retail offer

Business benefits
Business benefits

  • Advice and support is available through WDBC/BIP

  • Business Voice Events and newsletter –sign up!

  • ED grants

  • Regeneration projects, create jobs, safeguard businesses and bring funds /investment

Where do we go from here
Where do we go from here?

  • Secure THI Stage 2 approval and start on site autumn 2014

  • Complete Key Centre studies/action plan

  • Secure Gateway Centre option

  • Secure and deliver Key Centre and links to Tamar Trails/WHS

  • Don’t forget we are “World Class”

Where to
Where to?

  • Help by completing Business Confidence Survey/recording postcodes

  • Attend THI workshops and exhibitions

  • Keep working in Partnership