We are delighted to have been selected as one of the planning consultants on the Innovation Chain North (ICN) Framework, to support on town planning services. Great Places Housing Group has placed social value at the heart of its new £750m Innovation Chain North Framework of Contractors and Consultants, which runs until 2024.

The ICN Framework has been designed not only to support Great Places’ ambitious development programme, but also those of other housing associations across the North. Nexus Planning is one of 83 successful consultants from a total of 183 who applied – selected based on its technical competence, price and commitment to social value.

“We’re thrilled to have been selected for the ICN Framework. We’re looking forward to working with Great Places and the other key housing associations involved in the Framework to deliver much needed affordable housing across the North of England. Great Places Housing Group places social value at the heart of its new Framework, so we are excited to carry out our social value pledges as part of our wider work.”
– Peter Tooher

Social value pledges proposed by all suppliers included apprenticeships, work experience opportunities and volunteering hours. Through a collaborative approach, Great Places will now be seeking these pledges to be applied on every new development.