Month: September 2013

Eric Pickles attacks councils putting motorists off high streets via @Telegraph

In today’s Telegraph: Eric Pickles attacks councils putting motorists off high streets Mr Pickles, the Communities and Local Government Secretary, said that “draconian” parking policies and pointless “street clutter” have led to motorists abandoning town centres. He is calling on…

@HaslemereVision minutes from their transport working group

Yesterday there was a workshop organised by Haslemere Vision with presentations from Planning Aid, a member of the Vision group regarding the most recent census and SCC Councillor, Nikki Barton. The aim of the meeting was to understand what can…

Can turning shops into homes help councils save the high street?

Citation from an article in Guardian Local Leaders Network today: Can turning shops into homes help councils save the high street? It’s important, especially for smaller towns, to have a niche that can develop their appeal over time. It needs to…