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Posted on 16th May 2019

Working with Liverpool City Region on Spatial Development Strategy

RealWorth was appointed in May 2019 to work with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to deliver an ongoing social value evaluation of its Spatial Development Strategy.

We are helping the Combined Authority to evaluate the social value of every policy within the SDS, at every stage in its development, to ensure that they consider the social impacts, in areas such as health and wellbeing, as well as their economic outcomes.

The SDS will set out an integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of the Liverpool City Region over the next 20–25 years.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “Devolution enables us to do things differently and we have seized that opportunity with both hands when it comes to developing policy.

“… we are the first Combined Authority to incorporate a social value evaluation into our Strategic Development Strategy. Economic growth in the city region needs to benefit everyone and that is why we are determined to ensure that the social and environmental impact of any future development is considered alongside the more traditional economic measures.

RealWorth is looking forward to sharing its social value approach with the Combined Authority and others to make the strategy as inclusive and effective as possible. We are also excited about the prospect of delivering a joint conference with our new client later this year to explore how social value can inform development policy.

To read Liverpool City Region’s full news release – please click here

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