The Great Places Commission's final report is now available.

The interim report, which was published in November 2018, looked at the challenges facing the Midlands and the North in terms of how different groups of people are affected and how these groups can work together to regenerate and rebuild their communities. The report was split out into four groups - people, places, partners and housing associations. You can read the interim report here.

Final Report

Explore our final report below, which looks at case studies and reflects on visits around the Midlands and the North to give us ten recommendations on how to create great places.

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Join the conversation

You can keep up to date with the Commission’s progress on our website or via #GreatPlacesCommission on Twitter.

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Sharing the recommendations with your local stakeholders and partners?

Download our presentation and presentation facilitator notes to use, with all of the recommendations and an overview of the report. If you need an editable version of the presentation, please email

We've also prepared a toolkit of information introducing some of the data and statistical resources that housing associations can use to support the implementation of the Great Places Commission’s recommendations.

Lastly, we’ve produced this short briefing note on the Great Places programme and the Commission’s recommendations. This is a useful tool to share with your external stakeholders such as MPs or Local Authorities.

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