Briefing: The future of seaside towns

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
April 30, 2019
Neil Merrick LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • being left behind
  • committee recommendations
  • housing issues
  • skills
  • stimulating the local economy
Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning
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The problems facing seaside towns stem from a combination of geography and wider industrial decline. A Lords committee says they must reinvent themselves by making more effective use of their assets. There needs to be increased government investment providing better transport, housing and digital infrastructure and new tailored enterprise zones.

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