Planning for a Sustainable Future – DCLG White Paper

May 21, 2007

The new white paper from the department of Communities and Local Government is out today. Town Centres are mentioned in a short section (7.50-7.56) and as in previous policies, the focus is only on retail and commerce. The word suburb or suburban is no where in the document – but not surprising as the main focus is on large scale, infrastructure project. The ongoing themes, which we’ve already discussed is the lack of attention to where most people live and work, and the multi-function aspect of the town centre.


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