Retail Development

Retail Development

Key Cities Manifesto for Growth

The Key Cities group, which is made up of 22 cities with populations of between 250,000 and 500,000 people, has published a Manifesto for Growth, calling for less emphasis on boosting high streets and more help in creating non-retail jobs. The group says that too many businesses have moved out of central locations leaving city centres more reliant on retail. Read more

Planning Guidance on Retail Site allocations

The Department for Communities and local Government (DCLG) is to issue planning guidance on retail land allocations. The guidance was announced as part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and will urge councils to review retail land allocations taking account of changing local markets. DCLG has suggested that councils should set up “one stop shops” to provide a single point of contact for developers so that they can deal with planning, building regulations and environmental health as part of a comprehensive service to support the town centres. Read more

Training to help England’s towns modernise

From September teams of local experts have been advising the leaders of 350 towns how to adapt their high streets to changing consumer behaviour. The training will:

  • Encourage towns to carry out high street health checks
  • Agree what the town centre “offer” will be to residents and visitors
  • Explain how to best make use of planning powers and new community rights to take over closed pubs or shops
  • Detail how neighbourhood planning should be used to decide what local areas should look like in the future.

The training is available to the 350 town teams which were established following the Portas Review. Read more

CLG announces new permitted development rights

The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has published proposals for the extension of permitted development rights to allow:

  • Shops and financial and professional services premises to change use to a single dwelling;
  • Existing buildings of up to 150 sq. metres used for agricultural purposes to change to residential use;
  • Retail uses to change to banks and building societies;
  • Premises used as offices, hotels, residential and non-residential institutions and leisure and assembly to change use to nurseries providing child care;
  • Buildings of up to 500 sq. metres used for agriculture to be used for a new state funded school or a nursery providing child care.

The proposals are open for consultation until 15th October 2013.

Read more here

High Street Renewal Funding

Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk has announced the seven urban areas that will receive a share of the Government’s £1m High Street Renewal Award. They are:

  • Herne Hill, London, where a thriving town square and market has been created in the heart of the community;
  • Northam Road, Southampton, where strong local leadership and a public/private partnership is transferring the High Street into a regional antiques centre;
  • Altrincham, Greater Manchester, where landlords and retailers are working together to bring empty shops back into use;
  • Ipswich, where the town centre has been reorientated and linked to a new waterfront development;
  • Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, where the local market has been strengthened and community shops opened offering local products;
  • Gloucester, where local start ups have resulted in record new company registrations;
  • Rotherham, where independent businesses  have taken empty premises.

For full details see here

Scotland's Towns Conference - Creating New Stories for Scotlands Towns

Scotland's Towns Conference - Creating New Stories for Scotland's Towns - 07 November 2012

As the highlight of Scotland's Towns Week, this year’s Scotland's Towns Conference will be the perfect gathering for everyone with an interest in Scotland's towns and high streets.

Timed to capture and test the outcomes and ideas from the first meeting of the Scottish Government’s Towns Review Group, we anticipate attendance, this year in particular, will be a priority for national and local government politicians and officers and key stakeholder and representative bodies; all responsible for the influence of policy and strategic delivery across Scotland’s towns.

Scotland Towns Partnership hope that you will join them in participating either as a delegate or in taking up one of a range of commercial opportunities, designed to make your organisation synonymous with Scotland’s towns – you can sponsor, exhibit, put an insert in conference packs and this year, for the first time, run a fringe event.

For more information and to book see: http://www.scotlandstowns.org

 

 


 

 

Retail, the high street review and the revivification of historic cores

Retail, the high street review and the revivification of historic cores
London - 23 March 2012 Supported by:

Last autumn HTF responded to the Mary Portas BIS High Street Review by holding two joint roundtable events with English Heritage, attended by leading figures from the retail and heritage sectors. This has fed directly into the Review and will feed further into this HTF retail seminar.

Places will be in demand for this insight into retail issues, examples and best practice within historic high streets so please secure your place as soon as possible! BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

This highly topical programme will include speakers from: 

  • The Department of Communities and Local Government
  • The Local Government Associaton
  • The Historic Towns Forum
  • English Heritage
  • Land Securities
  • VisitEngland
  • The British Parking Association
  • And other leading figures within the retail and historic built environment sectors.

Topics will cover, amongst others: 

  • Strategic and local planning issues - particularly in light of the Mary Portas Review and the imminent National Planning Policy Framework
  • Design issues within the historic retail landscape
  • The relationship with tourism and destination management
  • The ATCM 10 point manifesto
  • Analysis and examples of best practice with regard to town centre management issues
  • Guidance on issues currently facing local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • The mix and retention of uses within historic town centres, including finding new uses for historic buildings.

VIEW THE PROGRAMME AND BOOK NOW
Conference places from £109*
*HTF Member and Earlybird discounts apply, and extra discounts are available.


Celebrating 25 years supporting the historic built environment
 

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Retail, the high street review and the revivification of historic cores

Retail, the high street review and the revivification of historic cores
London - 23 March 2012 Supported by:

Last autumn HTF responded to the Mary Portas BIS High Street Review by holding two joint roundtable events with English Heritage, attended by leading figures from the retail and heritage sectors. This has fed directly into the Review and will feed further into this HTF retail seminar.

Places will be in demand for this insight into retail issues, examples and best practice within historic high streets so please secure your place as soon as possible! BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

This highly topical programme will include speakers from: 

  • The Department of Communities and Local Government
  • The Local Government Associaton
  • The Historic Towns Forum
  • English Heritage
  • Land Securities
  • VisitEngland
  • The British Parking Association
  • And other leading figures within the retail and historic built environment sectors.

Topics will cover, amongst others: 

  • Strategic and local planning issues - particularly in light of the Mary Portas Review and the imminent National Planning Policy Framework
  • Design issues within the historic retail landscape
  • The relationship with tourism and destination management
  • The ATCM 10 point manifesto
  • Analysis and examples of best practice with regard to town centre management issues
  • Guidance on issues currently facing local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • The mix and retention of uses within historic town centres, including finding new uses for historic buildings.

VIEW THE PROGRAMME AND BOOK NOW
Conference places from £109*
*HTF Member and Earlybird discounts apply, and extra discounts are available.


Celebrating 25 years supporting the historic built environment
 

Patron: Partners:
Follow HTF Linkedin logo Twitter logo \facebook logo

Retail, the high street review and the revivification of historic cores

Retail, the high street review and the revivification of historic cores
London - 23 March 2012 Supported by:

Last autumn HTF responded to the Mary Portas BIS High Street Review by holding two joint roundtable events with English Heritage, attended by leading figures from the retail and heritage sectors. This has fed directly into the Review and will feed further into this HTF retail seminar.

Places will be in demand for this insight into retail issues, examples and best practice within historic high streets so please secure your place as soon as possible! BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

This highly topical programme will include speakers from: 

  • The Department of Communities and Local Government
  • The Local Government Associaton
  • The Historic Towns Forum
  • English Heritage
  • Land Securities
  • VisitEngland
  • The British Parking Association
  • And other leading figures within the retail and historic built environment sectors.

Topics will cover, amongst others: 

  • Strategic and local planning issues - particularly in light of the Mary Portas Review and the imminent National Planning Policy Framework
  • Design issues within the historic retail landscape
  • The relationship with tourism and destination management
  • The ATCM 10 point manifesto
  • Analysis and examples of best practice with regard to town centre management issues
  • Guidance on issues currently facing local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • The mix and retention of uses within historic town centres, including finding new uses for historic buildings.

VIEW THE PROGRAMME AND BOOK NOW
Conference places from £109*
*HTF Member and Earlybird discounts apply, and extra discounts are available.


Celebrating 25 years supporting the historic built environment
 

Patron: Partners:
Follow HTF Linkedin logo Twitter logo \facebook logo