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A New Future for Scotland’s Towns – Recommendations



Sparks L (2021) A New Future for Scotland’s Towns – Recommendations. University of Stirling Public Policy Blog [Blog post] 05.02.2021.

First paragraph: This is the third 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 In arriving at our recommendations therefore the Review Group has attempted to build on the good progress made and the clear path set out in 2013. We have tried to reflect the changed context and the new national ambitions especially in the areas of environment and climate. We welcome and recognise significant progress across Scottish Government in developing and aligning policies that assist communities and town centres and focus on inclusivity and equalities and have attempted to align with these. We have made three types of recommendations.

Type of mediaBlog post
Publication date05/02/2021
Publication date online05/02/2021
PublisherUniversity of Stirling
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Professor Leigh Sparks
Professor Leigh Sparks

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