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Town Centre Recovery Planning

Town Centre Recovery Planning refers to the strategic and collaborative efforts used to revitalise and rejuvenate town centres that have experienced economic decline because of a reduction in investment. It is an ongoing process that requires long-term commitment, adaptability and continuous progress monitoring.

The purpose of recovery planning is to turn town centres into vibrant hubs for social interaction, economic activity and most importantly community pride, creating a positive impact on the overall quality of life in the area.

Our strategies might include:

Economic Revitalisation:

We will analyse the local economy, identifying challenges and formulating strategies to support business growth, whilst attracting investment and creating employment opportunities. Initiatives might include business support programmes, incentives for new businesses and marketing campaigns.

Physical Regeneration involves improving the physical infrastructure, aesthetics and functionality of an area. This could include enhancing public spaces, streetscapes, pedestrian accessibility, parking facilities and utilities. The aim is to create an environment that is welcoming enough to encourage people to visit, stay longer and support local businesses.

Many town centres would benefit from the diversification of land and buildings. Diversification allows spaces to be used for a wider variety of activities, that will increase footfall by creating a round-the-clock economy whilst building a strong sense of community.

Getting the local community involved in recovery planning is a crucial part of the process because it makes stakeholders such as residents, local businesses and community organisations feel like they are part of creating a shared vision for the future of their town centre. This could involve workshops, consultations, focus groups and/or online platforms to pull ideas together, build up feedback and encourage collaboration.

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