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Multi million package of support to revive the country’s high streets

And so the headline reads from the DCLG press release. For the lucky fifteen new Portas Pilots they will be sharing £1.5 million of Government funding. For the unsuccessful 392 the multi-million package is not quite so generous. If they can sign up their local MP (and why would an MP not want to sign-up? The alternative would seem to be foot shooting pf the highest order) the unsuccessful can share £5.5 million between them. This does look like Government wanting to sweeten the bitter pill of disappointment and grab the headline that “multi millions are going in to our town centres”. This does not mean that for one moment we want to decry the £14,000 apiece that this works out … Continue reading

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Kirkwells’ Neighbourhood Planning News June Issue Out Now

The latest issue of our Neighbourhood Planning News magazine is out now. Just click the download at the bottom of the page. In June’s issue you can read about: Community Right to Build Orders; The first successful Portas Pilots; Solving the referendum question; Neighbourhood Planning in Buckingham, Daws Hill, and Dawlish; Launch of the RTPI’s Planning Aid’s Neighbourhood Planning Forum; and Neighbourhood Planning Designation for non-parished areas. Download Kirkwells’ Neighbourhood Planning News Issue 2 June 2012 Final Version, or subscribe. To find out more about how we can support your neighbourhood plan call 01282 872570.    ©Kirkwells Town Planners and Sustainable Development Consultants based at the Lancashire Digital Technology Centre in Burnley www.kirkwells.co.uk Research • Planning Policy • Site Search • … Continue reading

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Another chance to be a Portas’ Pilot

Following the massive response to the first round of Portas’ Pilots the Government have announced funding for a further 12. The first round received 371 bids for just 12 pilot schemes. When announced in May 2012 the winners of the first round will receive £100,000 to improve their high street. And don’t forget use the new Neighbourhood Planning powers to support the development of your high street or town centre. You can read more about this initiative on the DCLG web site. The closing date for submissions is the 30th of June 2012. Are you concerned about the future of your high street? Do you need help putting together a credible plan? Or a bid for Pilot status? Call 01282 … Continue reading

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