‘Very few are aware of the true peaceful Caliphate here in the British countryside.’
‘It is written to be relevant to planners working in both rural and urban areas, but will also be will also be helpful to other professionals.’
The BBBB Commission said in its interim report that councils should redevelop brownfield sites into ‘mixed use’ communities, supported by public transport.
‘Brexit cannot leave local areas facing huge financial uncertainty as a result of lost regional aid funding.’
The High Streets Task Force – which will be comprised of high street experts – will give guidance and advice to local authorities looking to boost their town centres and survive shifting consumer habits.
‘Services themselves have been cut to the bone and older people are marooned in their houses.’
‘Wigan’s journey shows that it is possible to achieve substantial savings while protecting or improving outcomes, but only if services are genuinely transformed.’
In rural areas, wealthy second homeowners are avoiding making any contribution to local coffers by registering their properties as businesses eligible for rate relief.
‘We are now looking for bold plans – projects that demonstrate real ambition to deliver positive change within the communities.’
‘Social enterprise is more than a ‘nice thing’ to have, it is also a way to boost the economic impact of grant funding.’