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Town and city centres

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work. This is not easy for many businesses located in town centres. We need to continue to help our town centres to have a sustainable future. Our Town Centre Taskforce will help us to do this with its private sector and community expertise.

We invest in town and city centres across the region, creating new homes and jobs. We’re currently supporting a range of town centre developments, including Bull Street and Portersfield.

We want to help create a better quality of life by working with residents and businesses to support projects that:

  • bring empty shops and offices back into use
  • build on brownfield sites
  • create new jobs in town and city centres
  • redevelop and re-use existing land and buildings

Building new homes in town and city centres means more customers for local shops and businesses, helping them to grow. We’re working with local authorities to attract more town centre funding, as well as continuing to engage with local communities to create the workspaces, homes, and attractions that our region needs.