Social & Economic Effects of Development
The socio-economic team at Halls brings a unique perspective to each project, providing a comprehensive understanding of the social and economic impacts of development on local communities, residents, and workers.
Our specialists focus on evaluating the social and economic effects of development, providing advice on various aspects such as social infrastructure, open space provision, social value, equality, and quality of life, as well as preparing business cases and promoting the benefits of schemes through advocacy. We also utilize maps to effectively communicate large amounts of data and information to various stakeholders.
Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA)
Socio-Economic Impact Assessment is a systematic process for evaluating the social and economic impacts of a proposed development project. This includes analyzing the impacts on the local economy, job market, community, and environment. SEIA helps developers and local authorities understand the potential impact of the project on the community and make informed decisions to minimize adverse effects and maximize benefits.
Halls team of experts, with backgrounds in economics, planning, sociology, and other relevant fields, provides bespoke SEIA services to ensure that the impact of the development is fully understood and considered.
Economic Development Strategies
Economic Development Strategies are a set of policies and plans aimed at promoting economic growth and development in a specific area. These strategies focus on attracting investment, creating jobs, and improving the standard of living in the area.
Halls team provides comprehensive economic development strategies that take into account the specific needs and objectives of the local economy, while also considering broader regional and national economic trends.
Economic Benefits Statements
Economic Benefits Statements provide a clear and concise summary of the potential economic benefits of a proposed development project. These statements outline the expected impact on the local economy, including job creation, increased revenue, and improved infrastructure.
Halls team provides tailored Economic Benefits Statements to help clients articulate the benefits of their schemes and secure funding for their projects.
Regeneration Statements are documents that outline the vision and goals of a proposed regeneration project. These statements provide a comprehensive overview of the project, including its objectives, funding, and expected outcomes.
Halls team works closely with clients to create Regeneration Statements that clearly communicate the purpose and potential impact of the project.
Employment and Training Strategies
Employment and Training Strategies are plans that outline how a proposed development project will create job opportunities and provide training for local residents. These strategies aim to ensure that the benefits of the development project are shared with the local community.
Halls team provides bespoke Employment and Training Strategies that take into account the specific needs and goals of the local economy and workforce.
Social Infrastructure Strategies
Social Infrastructure Strategies are plans that outline how a proposed development project will provide essential services and amenities for the local community. This includes healthcare, education, and recreational facilities.
Halls team provides comprehensive Social Infrastructure Strategies that consider the needs of the community and ensure that the development project provides the necessary social infrastructure to support the local residents.
Governance and Stewardship Strategies
Governance and Stewardship Strategies outline the responsibilities and roles of various stakeholders involved in a proposed development project. These strategies ensure that the project is managed effectively, with clear lines of accountability, and that the benefits of the development are sustained in the long term.
Halls team provides bespoke Governance and Stewardship Strategies that take into account the specific needs and objectives of the project and its stakeholders.
Health Impact Assessments (HIAs)
Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) are systematic evaluations of the potential impact of a proposed development project on public health. These assessments consider factors such as air quality, noise pollution, and access to healthcare facilities.
Halls team provides comprehensive Health Impact Assessments that take into account the specific health needs and concerns of the local community and ensure that the development project does not have a negative impact on public health.
Equality Statements outline the measures that a proposed development project will take to ensure that all members of the community, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or other protected characteristics, have equal access to the benefits of the project.
Halls team provides Equality Statements that take into account the specific needs and concerns of the local community and ensure that the development project is inclusive and equitable.