SRS SERVICES

Here you can find a range of our SRS Services

PLACE PLANNING

Working in conjunction with leading place planning and design company, The Urbanists, SRS offers a complete place plan development service

Please click here to view our prospectus – these services are also available on bespoke basis to suit local requirements

PLACE MAKING

Understanding and communicating a community’s sense of what is best about where they live, what could be better and what needs to change is at the core of our Place making offer. Taking the community view and translating that into practical, fundable solutions to improve the look, feel, marketing, spaces and facilities that further build community is the result

CITY REGION DEVELOPMENT

Bringing a range of public and private sector interest together at a city region level requires strong leadership and a sense of purpose. Establishing a shared vision and key actions for the region is a key first step. Maintaining consensus and engaging with the wider business and resident communities as the city region process develops requires informed objectivity and innovative approaches to securing worthwhile involvement. Development and implementation of strategic engagement support is our key offer here along with setting up research and measurement frameworks to ensure progress against key indicators.

ECONOMIC STRATEGIES AND PLANS

Innovative approaches to developing local economic development priorities still need to be established within any broader city region framework. The existing and potential shape and character of a local areas business accommodation, specialist clusters and skills issues need a finer grain of detail to establish the key interventions local and regional authorities might invest in. The shape and character of the “foundational economy” in sectors such as energy, food production and social care must also feature in the development of place focused local economic responses.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Planning for a post EU membership rural economy - We have extensive experience of working with rural communities to help establish sustainable futures - the opportunity to reinvent the support frameworks for rural areas presented by a post - EU funding landscape requires learning from what works, what hasn't worked and applying innovative thinking to future solutions

PRE-PLANNING APPLICATION CONSULTATIONS

Satisfying the requirements of new planning legislation, our community engagement services can secure the necessary contact with planning stakeholders and summarise views in a well presented report. Click here to view our pre-planning support document.

WELL BEING OF FUTURE GENERATIONS ACT SERVICES

Developing responses to the statutory duty, work with new Public Service Boards on Well Being assessments and Well Being plans

In addition to the Place Plan method of satisfying the Well Being duty Public Service Boards and the organisations they contain need to undertake the development of Well Being Needs Assessments and Health and Social Care population assessments. This strategic collation of data, undertaking of community engagement to establish needs and development in due course of Well being plans at a county level but differentiating between “ community areas” is at the core of the SRS service offer

STRATEGIC AND DETAILED FIVE CASE BUSINESS MODEL DEVELOPMENT

FOR PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS

Structuring funding applications using the Treasury Green Book & Office of Government Commerce methodology increasingly required by UK and Welsh Government departments.We develop the Strategic, Economic, Commercial, Financial and Management cases connected with a project of programme. Click here to see an example.

DEVELOPMENT AND SUBMISSION OF FUNDING APPLICATIONS

A full funding application development and submission service with experience of making successful EU, Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery and Welsh Government bids

ORGANISATIONAL REVIEW

Strategic reviews of organisation direction, structures, key objectives, partnerships and income sources on whole system or bespoke basis

DELIVERING CHANGE

Bespoke Project management – plugging gaps in capacity to manage specific projects

  • Feasibility studies and business plan development
  • Bespoke project support – public, private and third sector
  • Development of new service delivery models
  • Service delivery clustering – brokerage and planning
  • Business/Education/Community links
  • Support to Communities First clusters
  • Community development

MEASURING WHAT WORKS

  • Evaluation services
  • Cost/benefit analysis and Value for money studies - Example here.

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY SUSTAINABLE REGENERATION?

Sustainable
More than addressing environment or green issues, vital those may be, creating sustainable places is about balance, balance between economic prosperity and social improvement, between the local community and the wider world
Places where people want to live, are able to work and be happy , have a positive sense of well being and be reassured that there is equality of opportunity and poverty is eradicated – this is what being sustainable means


Regeneration
More than the physical improvement of places , buildings , streets and open spaces, regeneration moves a place from where it has been to where it wants to be. Regeneration is about people as much as place, its about a achieving a renewed sense of identity, a closer connection with the place where you live or work.
Regeneration as the process to achieving sustainable places provides the confidence to remain, to plan for your and your family’s future , it needs to be a constant state within which places challenge themselves to keep improving and moving towards being fully sustainable


Solutions
Understanding challenges and finding solutions is central to creating sustainable places. Marshalling the collective capacity of businesses, voluntary and community groups and public service organisations to address matters of real concern builds confidence, trust and belief change can happen. Establishing consensus about what is important, brokering and assembling the right skills and resources to deliver solutions based on knowledge of what works and can be effectively applied to local circumstances.


Sustainable Regeneration Solutions - this what we are about, this is what we work with places to deliver.

“We were delighted with the support we had from Chris Ashman in developing our Whole Place plan for the Llanelli Rural area. We are now in an excellent position to work with partners and our communities in addressing the national well being goals, but most importantly undertaking practical steps to make the lives of local people better”.

Mark Galbraith, Clerk of the Council, Llanelli Rural Area

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