Our new partnership with Preston City Council has been given cabinet approval. The partnership, 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.
The partnership will provide 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.
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.
Jane Smith, Partnership Manager here at Calico Enterprise Ltd said, “We have worked extensively with Preston City Council to support them to use their planning powers to create opportunities for local people. We are happy to have the go ahead from cabinet to ensure that local supply chains and residents also benefit from the opportunities that major construction developments can bring.
As a company, we commit to creating genuine opportunities for local people to gain skills and access employment. So this service will ensure developers meet their commitments to creating these opportunities and achieve maximum impact in their communities.