A Plan to Reshape our Economy: Pledge #9

29 October 2020


With the increase in remote working opportunities, the importance of the quality of places, or their ‘liveability’, becomes more important. However, 75% of new housing could be considered mediocre or poor and should never have been built according to research by the Place Alliance.

Our Pledge:

New housing adapts to changing needs in terms of design, affordability etc.

Our Actions:

  • Repurpose high street, city and town centre buildings
  • Developing a Better Homes Design Guide – ‘Quality in Place and Design: a guide for York & North Yorkshire’
  • Delivery of a Housing retro fit Programme
  • Town Centre living Programme



Clean, connected and affordable housing.


Pledge stories:

Work to deliver this pledge has already begun. In their response to the pandemic, investment decisions and plans for the future, places, businesses, and organisations across the region are already reshaping towards a greener, fairer, stronger future. Check out the case studies below and on our website.

Green light for plans to install solar panels and energy efficiency measures in Craven District Council buildings

Craven District Council’s affordable housing scheme in Bentham is approved

City of York Housing Delvery Programme

Market engagement exercise for Better Homes project in Scarborough


A Plan to Reshape our Economy

Following on from our vision launch for a greener, fairer, stronger economic recovery for YNY, the LEP has worked with all LAs and partner organisations region-wide to develop a plan to reshape the region’s economy in order to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.

Read the full Plan to Reshape our Economy here.

Impact of the plan on reshaping the economy will be measured by successful delivery against the 10 pledges. Read the pledge stories on our news page here.


Join us on Friday 6 November for our annual conference.

Held online for the first time, the conference will focus on a Greener, Fairer, Stronger vision for reshaping the York & North Yorkshire economy and how we can work together to achieve this. 

Register here: https://ynylepannualconference2020.register-me.uk/

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