The Tees Valley is set to benefit from a pioneering initiative to join up national and local investment in innovative public services.
The One Public Estate programme is delivered by the Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association. It supports joint working across central and local government to use land and property to boost economic growth, unlock regeneration and create more integrated public services.
It encourages public sector partners to share buildings, transform services, reduce running costs and release surplus and under-used land for development.
Following a proposal put forward by the Tees Valley Combined Authority with its five partner councils, the Tees Valley has secured more than £400,000 after being accepted as a member of the programme.
The programme will initially support the development of the following local schemes:
Mayor David Budd, Chair Tees Valley Combined Authority said: “We have high ambitions for our area, for generating new jobs and attracting investment to transform our economy.
“This new programme ensures the Tees Valley remains at the forefront of innovative thinking and collaboration. The projects supported will help improve the coherence of local services, finding innovative solutions to make the best use of our land and facilities.”