Sparks L (2021) A New Future for Scotland’s Town Centres: Introduction to our Report. University of Stirling Public Policy Blog [Blog post] 03.02.2021. https://policyblog.stir.ac.uk/2021/02/03/a-new-future-for-scotlands-town-centres-introduction-to-our-report/
First paragraph: This is the first 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 www.futuretowns.scot
In July 2020, I was asked by the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities, Aileen Campbell MSP to Chair a Review Group considering the Town Centre Action Plan and activities to support towns since 2013. The background to the Review, as well as the remit, have been covered previously in this blog. The Group was asked specifically to consider how Scotland’s towns could be made greener, healthier, more equitable and inclusive places.