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A New Future for Scotland’s Town Centres: Summary of our Approach



Sparks L (2021) A New Future for Scotland’s Town Centres: Summary of our Approach. University of Stirling Public Policy Blog [Blog post] 04.02.2021.

First paragraph: This is the second of three linked posts on the Town Centre Action Plan Review Group Report (an introduction, summary of the review approach, recommendations). The full report and details of the Review Group, evidence submitted and heard and background and other material can be found at The 2013 Town Centre Action Plan was the Scottish Government’s response to the National Review of Town Centres. The Town Centre Action Plan emphasised the role of town centres and the need to prioritise and support them. It promoted Town Centre First and the use of data on towns across Scotland. Six themes (town centre living, accessible public services, proactive planning, digital towns, enterprising communities and vibrant local economies) focus activities to improve town centres.

Type of mediaBlog post
Publication date04/02/2021
Publication date online04/02/2021
PublisherUniversity of Stirling
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Professor Leigh Sparks
Professor Leigh Sparks

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