In 2001 the Southey and Owlerton Area Regeneration (SOAR) Board started working with local people and partners jointly with the Southey and Owlerton Area Panel to develop a Neighbourhood Strategies process. The aims of the process are to agree:
- a regeneration framework for the Southey Owlerton area that will guide the allocation of future funding and feed into other plans
- a series of neighbourhood strategies that will identify priorities at a neighbourhood level
- a positive identity for the Southey Owlerton area and for its individual neighbourhoods
- an ongoing process that will ensure the ideas get implemented
There are 6 neighbourhood strategies: Foxhill, Hillsborough, Longley, Parson Cross, Shirecliffe and Southey.