Investing in infrastructure projects such as transport upgrades, regeneration, and town centre improvements can improve the lives of local residents in a number of ways. Transport upgrades can reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, cut congestion and reduce journey times, support economic growth, and improve road safety. Regeneration and town centre improvement schemes are an investment in community infrastructure, can reduce crime, bring safe and accessible public services and community spaces to more people, and increase civic pride amongst local residents.
Projects are far more likely to deliver on these intended outcomes and benefits when properly scoped, planned, and costed from the outset. Preparation of a strong funding bid based on Green Book compliant business case principles provides decision makers and stakeholders with assurances that a project provides: strategic fit; social value; commercial viability; affordability and sustainability; and deliverability.