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The town of Corby has gone through multiple periods of substantial transition in the past century. Characterized by high unemployment following the decline of the steel industry in the town in the 1970s, Corby was the site of redevelopment schemes and regeneration for two decades.
Today, Corby is the fastest-growing area in the UK outside of London, but they still struggle with two complex dominating development narratives: the town’s “phoenix-like” growth, and its prevailing social inequalities and high levels of poverty.