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August 7, 2019 at 1:58 pm #8894
Inclusive Growth Board (IGB)
The inclusive Growth Board met on Friday 19th July 2019 in the stunning Flixton House.
The Board’s first agenda item was delivered by Dave Kelly and Lisa Dale Clough from Greater Manchester Combined Authority; the session outlined Greater Manchester’s Local Industrial Strategy and Public Service reform.
Some key facts from the session:
• Greater Manchester is the most economically diverse City in the UK
• Greater Manchester has world class strengths in materials and health innovations
• In two decades Greater Manchester productivity has consistently remained at 90% of the UK level
• The benefits to residents and quality of life should be maximised by delivering Greater Manchester’s 2038 carbon neutral ambitions
• We will only support people to achieve their full potential and ensure nobody is left behind if we change the way our public services work.
• 12,000 children will start school in September 2019 already labelled not school ready.
• There are an estimated 241 rough sleepers in Greater Manchester, and 18,000 at risk of becoming homeless.
The second item from the meeting was delivered by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). This section focused on two elements.
• The 2040 Strategy and delivery plan
• The Trafford Park metro Line.
The 2040 strategy and delivery plan outlines how TfGM will support sustainable economic growth, protect our environment, create an innovative inner-city region and improve the quality of life for everyone.
Also contained within the framework is a 5 year delivery plan, this plan
The five-year delivery plan supports the delivery of the vision set out in the 2040 Transport Strategy and the Greater Manchester Strategy. It has been prepared
alongside the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) to support the planned population, housing and employment growth and sets out practical transport actions that TfGM are planning to deliver including:
• Committed and potential transport improvement
• Further transport reforms that will be needed to deliver against their long-term priorities
The 2040 strategy can be found at https://tfgm.com/2040
Trafford Park Line
Over 70% of the new track has now been laid, and landscaping work is underway. Platform installation at the new stops in progress and the overhead line equipment is mostly in place.
Highway works are due to be completed in the next 3 months and testing of the line will commence towards the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020. Driver training is due to start and there will be commercial partnerships and opportunities available.
Other Main points
• Expansion of the 93 stop Metrolink network
• Route: Crumpsall (Bury Line) – City Centre (2CC) – intu Trafford Centre
• Branch off from existing Pomona Stop (Eccles Line)
• 6 new stops across 5.5km line – mostly segregated from highway
• 12 minute service
• Approx. 40 mins journey time from Crumpsall to intu Trafford Centre
• Parkway stop – 200 Park and Ride Spaces
Further details of the extension in Trafford Park can be found here https://tfgm.com/trafford-park-line
A representative from UA92 provided an update on the progress of the university.
The university is on track for the student intake in Sept 2019, 300 students will be enrolled for the academic year 2019/20.
There will be six courses open for 2020 plus another two coming on line in the near future.
The invites for the official opening on 19th Sept will be sent out within the next few weeks.
Overseas recruitment is ongoing.
Open days and drop in events taking place
Accommodation for the university will be at West Point, which is situated on Talbot Rd.
There will be an offer to have higher education at UA92 with Trafford College
All available courses are on UA92 Website https://www.ua92.ac.uk/home/
The Board received updates from the Chairs of The Strategic Housing Partnership and Trafford, Employment, Enterprise and Skills.
The Strategic Housing Partnership (SHP)
• SHP is a sub group of IGB
• SHP lead on the delivery of the Trafford Housing Strategy 2018-2023
• Meetings held quarterly
• Last SHP meeting held 20th June
• Themed meeting linked to Housing Strategy 2018-23
Last meeting – focused on Private Sector Housing
• Private Sector Stock in Trafford = 90,622.
• 15.7% of the private sector stock is non decent (20.1% nationally).
• 70% of households are 1 or 2 persons.
• Average age of HOH is 53 years with 31% of households headed by a person aged 65 years and over
• 35% of households of elderly composition.
• 63% of heads of households employed, 31% economically retired
• 29.6% of households on low incomes using fuel poverty definitions
• 7.4% of households economically vulnerable.
• Only 501 households with a mobility problem (10%) live in an adapted dwelling. For the remaining 4,276 households with a mobility problem no adaptations have been made to their existing dwelling.
• 60% of households are very satisfied with their current housing.
• 58% of households are very satisfied with their local neighbourhood.
• Only 6% of households perceive problems within their local area. Among these households key issues include anti-social behaviour, youth annoyance, traffic noise and dog fouling.
Housing Tracker – In summary at the end of quarter 4 2018/19:
• Potential new units (schemes with current planning approval and those forecast to complete from 2019/20 onwards = 6,664
• Estimates of units on large strategic sites including Land at Lock Lane Partington, Land south of Partington (Redrow scheme), Heath Lane Farm Carrington and Carrington Strategic Location (schemes awaiting planning approval) = 6,850
• Q4 2018/19 completions = 471
• 2018/19 total completions = 1,125
• 2019/20 forecast completions = 1,486
• 2020/21 forecast completions = 1,300
• 2021+ forecast completions = 3,878
Trafford, Employment, Enterprise and Skills (TEES)
Some key updates from TEES
The SME Apprenticeship grant scheme is going well with 14 SME businesses now interested in the grant scheme. The first three of these have now gone live with apprentices recruited and starting schemes.
A 4.9 million ESF Community Grants programme to tackle unemployment in Greater Manchester was launched on 12th June. The funds have been granted by the Education and Skills Funding Agency in partnership with Greater Manchester LEP to the Workers Educational Association [WEA].
Working Wardrobe is an initiative led by Bolton at Home, providing smart clothing for unemployed people attending job interviews, additionally building confidence, motivational skills and interview preparation. GMCA and DWP are now providing funding to support the setup of a further two Working Wardrobe shops in GM. TEES partners are developing a Working Wardrobe model in Trafford and have a partnership made up of Groundwork, Trafford Council, Trafford Housing Trust, Your Housing Group, DWP, Thrive, Irwell Valley, Sale Sharks, Business Growth Hub and Trafford College.
GMCA have announced details of a £3m Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund. The aim of the ‘Fast Track’ Fund is to help employers across all sectors (public and private) in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire areas develop a diverse pipeline of talent for jobs that require specialist digital skills.
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