Briefing: Think holistic, not Hollister – breaking the cycle of decline in Britain’s towns

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
January 30, 2019
John Hart LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • challenges
  • increasing vitality of town centres
  • new homes
  • policy ideas
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning, Transport
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