Over 150 business and civic leaders determined to help their towns and high streets to thrive are meeting for 2 days of practical discussion in Congleton and Cheshire this week.
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Housing and planning charity, the TCPA has recently launched a report arguing that planning has become increasingly disconnected from peoples’ lives because it no longer deals with the issues people care about.
AMT’s Alison Eardley provides a background discussion paper on the topics covered in today’s TCPA event, “Making Planning Work: Local People and Planning.”
Our comments about a Government consultation to allow greater flexibility between use classes to support change of use from certain agricultural and retail uses to residential.
My well-founded scepticism of Government consultation exercises is on hold as I participate in the Future High Streets Forum, writes AMT’s chief executive, Chris Wade.
The prospect of more people living in town centres is a noble intent, says Chris Wade, but the proposal to turn retail units to housing is alarming and could lead to long-term damage in some town centres.