‘Over the years the grand venue has welcomed intellectuals and performers such as Charles Dickens, Iron Maiden and David Bowie.’
‘House prices in county areas are becoming increasingly unaffordable, with millions of young people locked out of home ownership.’
David Fothergill, leader of the council called the way local authorities are funded is ‘fundamentally broken’.
‘It is likely that the heyday of the high street primarily as a retail hub is at an end.’
‘Everyone wants to see our high streets thrive, and charity and community shops can be a great way to offer a valuable service while keeping our town centres bustling with activity.’
The Community Led Homes programme will be managed by four leading housing charities and will provide local people funding, training and advice to build community-led housing developments.