Minister for Housing visits Southmead Regeneration: “a knockout transformation that came from local people”

The Government’s Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse MP, visited Southmead at the end of January to hear about Southmead Regeneration and meet some of the local people who are on the steering group for one of the largest community-led housing project in the UK. He described the project as a ‘knockout transformation that came from local people’ – we’re glad he noticed!

He was joined by Regional Mayor, Tim Bowles. Members of Arnside and Glencoyne Regeneration Project team (AGRP) a group of local residents and stakeholders leading the Regeneration Project, led a tour of Glencoyne Square and explained the vision behind the masterplan.

Trenna lives in Southmead and is one of the people on the steering group. She hopes that “this project is going to help make the great community of Southmead even greater! I’m hoping it will help to make spaces which are warm, welcoming and vibrant, that jobs and homes will be created, and that as a community together we can be the change that is needed and wanted.”