Stapleford Town Deal

Stapleford Town Deal

Information about the Stapleford Town Deal process and how residents, businesses and other stakeholders can get involved.

It was announced in September 2019 that £3.6bn is being made available to regenerate over 100 towns across the UK. Stapleford has been chosen as one of the towns to receive funding. Each town is set to receive up to £25m worth of investment in a number of areas.

The Government published a prospectus in October 2019 setting out the three areas of regeneration, the Towns Fund will focus on:

  1. urban regeneration, planning and land use,
  2. skills and enterprise infrastructure and
  3. connectivity

More information on the Stapleford Town Deal

How will Stapleford get a Town Deal? 

The Council have convened an Executive Town Deal board that will be tasked with creating and submitting a Town Investment Plan (TIP) for Stapleford by 'Summer 2020'. This will include a programme of work to be delivered by the agreed Towns Fund.

A Stakeholder Group will also be put in place to gather ideas to feed in to the Executive board, to support the production of this plan. Alongside this we will be consulting local residents, businesses and other local organisations as to their own ideas and the ideas generated by the two boards.

As the Town Investment Plan for Stapleford develops, there will be further opportunities to feedback on the ideas and the delivery plan, which will set out how, where and when any included projects will take place.


Have your say on where £25m should be spent in Stapleford

For the first phase of our consultation, we asked residents, workers and local businesses from Stapleford to think about ways to improve the area. Suggestions were not be limited to the town centre, rather the whole of Stapleford.  Where it is was possible, we asked that any ideas submitted were aligned to at least one of the three Town Fund objectives.

The online form was open from Wednesday  22nd January and closed on Wednesday 12th February 2020.

We are in the process of reviewing this data and will share the findings in due course.

MyTown Campaign

To facilitate ideas generation and ensure people have the opportunity to continuously feed into their respective Town Deal process, the Government launched the #MyTown campaign, which involves an online portal for all stakeholders to access.  Following further communication from Government, it is now clearer how any suggestions and comments will be fed back to each Lead Council and the frequency of those updates. If you did miss our consultation missed above, we are now asking any further suggestions on how to improve Stapleford and achieve long term economic growth, are shared through this portal.

Click to access the MyTown webpage -  (Opens New Window)


Future milestones

The current timeline set out in the Government’s Towns Fund Prospectus

Task Date

All Town Deal Boards convened (including the publication of town boundary)

End of January 2020

Further Government guidance published

Early 2020

All Town Investment Plans produced

Summer 2020

Town Deals agreed



Further to these milestones, the Town Deal board have an evolving work programme with multiple opportunities for the public to directly input into the Town Deal process and production of the final Town Investment Plan (TIP). This will be done through a mixture of roadshows around the Stapleford area, with further written communications and press releases.

Some key milestones and approximate dates throughout the production of the TIP are detailed below. These dates are subject to change, as and when further Government guidance on the process is published.

Stapleford Town Deal Milestone Date

Consultation on the Town Deal Board’s VISION STATEMENT for Stapleford.

March 2020

Agreeing the board have captured the communities KEY PRIORITIES for the town.

March/April 2020

Consultation on the DELIVERY PLAN for the Town Deal including how, where and when projects would be delivered.

April/May 2020

Feedback on the draft TIP before submission.

June 2020


Town Deal Executive Board

The Council have convened the Town Deal Executive Board inline with the Government published Towns Fund Prospectus. The inaugural meeting took place on Friday 10th January 2020. The board meets monthly by default.

Meeting minutes and summary documents

Further supporting information

Town Deal Stakeholder Group

In order to engage with as many stakeholders as possible and ensure the TIP submitted to Government reflects the future aspirations of the wider Stapleford community, the Council have created a two-tier system board system.  The Stakeholder group will act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Executive, continuously challenging and improving emerging plans and proposals. The inaugural meeting took place on Friday 24th January 2020. This stakeholder group also meets monthly by default.

Meeting minutes and summary documents

  • Check back for updates.

Further supporting information

The Town Deal area

On the announcement of the Towns Fund, the Government used the 'Stapleford BUASD' boundary provided by the Office of National Statistics, to initially define Stapleford. This is the geographic area to be represented by the Stapleford Town Deal board, where investments detailed in the TIP will occur. 

Click to download a copy of the Town Deal area plan - Stapleford Town Deal Area Plan

Click to view an interactive map of the Town Deal area. This map will see additional features added over the Town Deal process  - Interactive Map (Opens New Window)

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