High streets and town centres in 2030: response to the Select Committee report

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The Government has published its response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s 11th report of session 2017 to 2019 on high streets and town centres in 2030, published on 21 February 2019.

The Committee’s report set out a bold vision for the high street based on locally led strategies, developed with local communities and businesses at the centre, and reflective of evolving commercial and economic patterns.

Following the publication of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s response to the Committee’s report into the future of high streets and town centres, Chair Clive Betts MP said:

“It is welcome that the Government has broadly recognised the scale of the problem, and that they have taken on some of our suggestions such as reforms of Business Improvement Districts and enhancing the High Street Task Force that could help the high street. However, in too many areas they are unwilling to make the radical change required that reflects the realities of modern commerce, and gives shops on the high street a fighting chance.

For more details and comments on the response, please follow this link. 

You can read the full response here.