A programme of local development which addresses physical, social, environmental and economic disadvantages in both rural and urban areas. This is an important agenda nationally, regionally and locally, with the Government’s Neighbourhood Renewal Unit steering national policy.
Regional Development Agencies (RDAs)
Agencies set up under the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 to promote economic development in a specific geographical region. Eight RDAs, that report to central government, were created in April 1999. A ninth, the London Development Agency, was created on 3 July 2000.
Registered social landlords (RSLs)
More commonly referred to as housing associations RSLs are independent not for profit organisations that are registered with the Housing Corporation.