Empty Garages

MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to our discussion at the budget meeting, could you please let me know what progress has been made towards developing round three of the Outer London Fund, and what opportunities there will be for organisations to access funding to develop empty garage sites as small enterprises?


Answer for Empty Garages

Answer for Empty Garages

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In the lead up to launching a round of our High Street fund in the autumn, we are encouraging partners to develop workspace opportunities as part of bids to support growth. These bids will include existing housing estates where they adjoin Town Centres and High Streets. The 'Action for High Streets' publication, launched on 17th July, sets out themes like Diverse and Growing High Streets, which subject to consultation over the summer, will form the basis of assessing bids.

A prospectus and open bidding round will be launched in the autumn for partners (including boroughs) to propose projects. More information around bids and funding will therefore be made available in autumn.