Developing Urban Centres
A report by planning and development consultancy, Turley, says that more than 45,000 homes could be delivered by developing existing vacant space in UK town and city urban centres. It says town centres need to embrace mixed-use development to thrive in the future and that there is currently 8 million sq m of unused floor space across the UK’s urban centres.
The report says that adopting this approach could deliver much-needed housing and help turn around the fortunes of places that are currently struggling. It also said that consideration should be given to the heritage of an area and the quality of the public realm available.