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  • Town Centre Management

    The Heritage Council has called for the establishment of a national organisation to promote and support the sustainable development of our town and city centres in a submission to the Draft Retail Planning Guidelines, 2011.

    The submission calls for the setting up of a national organisation to help plan for towns, similar to the Association of Town Centre Management based in London or the Downtown Association in the United States.

    Town Centre Management strategies would bring all stakeholders together to create a shared vision for the future of each town centre and act as a catalyst for growth and regeneration. They improve the visitor experience and urban environment by focusing on the quality of public buildings and spaces, streetscapes and town centre activity. This improves the business environment and overall quality of life.

    An annual Town Centre Health Check is recommended in order to help identify how healthy a town is and inform plans to shape its future.

    Published on February 29, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Planning Notices, Retail Planning;
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