Working with developers to create opportunities for local people in Preston
Working in Partnership with Preston City Council
We have worked extensively with Preston City Council to help them use their planning powers to ensure developers meet their commitments to create opportunities and achieve maximum social impact in their communities.
Building Foundations will ensure developers create demonstrable impact in local communities by using local suppliers and creating skills, training and employment opportunities for local people. We want to ensure that local supply chains and residents also benefit from the opportunities that major construction developments can bring.
How does it work?
Building Foundations provides an end-to-end process for the implementation and monitoring of the Central Lancashire Employment and Skills Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This document aims to generate significant ‘added value’ benefits to the residents of Lancashire.
Preston City Council will use planning conditions to ensure major construction activity also benefits local suppliers and residents. We will provide additional resources, expertise and experience to ensure contractors achieve outcomes and also report these to the council.
Building Foundations will apply to all major planning applications across Preston proposing or including commercial floorspace of 1,000 square metres or over or those proposing new housing of 30 units or more.Read the full document
As a company, we commit to creating genuine opportunities for local people to gain skills and access employment.
Through Building Foundations, we will be using our extensive experience and long-standing relationships with construction companies, training providers, DWP and local charities to ensure all parties work together to generate maximum social value for local people.