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Need to know: Leisure plan unveiled for Blackpool Central

Need to know: Leisure plan unveiled for Blackpool Central

Proposal combining leisure attractions with food market, restaurants, hotels and homes raises hopes for regeneration of former station site.

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Case study: Holding a festival to innovate in housing

Case study: Holding a festival to innovate in housing

The Bristol Housing Festival is a five year experiment involving city players and general public to find solutions to the housing crisis, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Tackling community fragmentation and anti-social behaviour

Case study: Tackling community fragmentation and anti-social behaviour

In North Tyneside a public-private partnership is succeeding in changing the lives of disadvantaged young people with work-based training, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Respecting heritage in urban renewal

Case study: Respecting heritage in urban renewal

A south London scheme brings 272 homes and commercial space, while also recognising the history of a site that has been central to its community, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Converting empty shops to homes

Case study: Converting empty shops to homes

In Salford, a leasing approach is helping to transform empty shops and homes into decent and affordable rented housing, writes Josephine Smit.


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Opinion: We should be talking about how to build more beautifully

Opinion: We should be talking about how to build more beautifully

The government's choice of chair for its Building Better, Building Beautiful commission provoked controversy, which distracts from the debate, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: Permitted development rights won't save the high street

Opinion: Permitted development rights won't save the high street

The government's consultation on allowing shops, restaurants and other high street uses to change to offices without planning permission raises concerns, says Joey Gardiner.

Opinion: Housing need cannot be fully met by the market

Opinion: Housing need cannot be fully met by the market

The private sector housebuilder business model cannot deliver the homes we need, so government should be looking to incentivise new approaches, writes Tim Williams.

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