Business Rates and the planning system contribute to the problem of boarded-up shops in so many of our towns.
Posts Tagged: Regeneration
Council debt costs the city £11 million a year in interest payments. Our vision prioritises the creation of jobs, regeneration, and thousands of new homes.
Andrew Smith: The next Conservative Government can deliver for the North by investing in regeneration.
I hope that we will see more of the Chancellor during the campaign explaining how his plans can help support investment to boost productivity.
Gimmicks and bribes are not the answer. Prosperity will be achieved if free entreprise is allowed to thrive.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
The Conservative Party could become the natural home for the urban working class if it revived these towns, David Skelton argues in his new book.
Paul James: I’m proud of what we achieving in Gloucester. But more incentives are needed for new housing.
The New Homes Bonus must not be eroded, and the constraints on small urban local authorities should be recognised.
We took ads on Facebook to trumpet our town’s success stories. It also helped that the local MP is recognised to be fighting for Brexit.
Success in politics is about delivering the goods. This should provide encouragement to the local associations who fared less well last week.
Gareth Lyon: In Aldershot and North Hampshire, voters have got more receptive. Why? Because Brexit’s out of the news.
So could the Government please try to keep it that way until the local elections are done and dusted next week?
Holly Whitbread: It’s tough going, campaigning in Epping Forest – despite having a good record to defend
I have had doors slammed in my face and been called a traitor. But I keep promoting a positive, localised Conservative message.
Fittingly, the Black Country, synonymous with the heavy industry of the Industrial Revolution, aims to take the lead in building this new science of reclamation.
We want more people to discover the charms of independent retailers, so that they can continue to thrive.
The good news is that it means great potential to increase the housing supply. Bold planning changes are needed.
We boast the lowest council tax in Kent by a significant margin and retain our grammar schools. We are also revitalising derelict waterfronts.