If town centre shop closure statistics are taken in isolation, they paint a pretty gloomy picture across the UK. But through the launch of the government’s ‘Our Plan for the High Street’, there is commitment and a plan to bring about transformative change.
The £675m Future High Streets Fund is part of this, aiming to ‘renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that improves experience, drives growth and ensures future sustainability’.
At the Future High Streets Fund: inspiration for success event in London on 28 February, our Director of Planning and Regeneration Mel Clinton will speak about the importance of community involvement in regenerative projects. Mel will cover the importance of giving local people the power to progress through a bottom-up approach and how using local assets and energy can help to create diverse and thriving high streets. Mel will draw on examples from a number of our recent regeneration projects.