Blackburn named best high street in Britain
Mark Moran

Blackburn in Lancashire has won the top prize at the annual Great British High Street Awards. The competition, now in its third year, attracted over 900 entries from villages, market towns and larger towns across the UK. The competition recognises work done to promote city locations, town centres, large market towns, small market towns, coastal communities, villages as well as local centres. The winners are selected by a jury, who visited 42 shortlisted locations. There is also one public vote, which saw Hebden Bridge named the ‘People’s Choice’.  Winners in each category get a share of a prize pot worth £100,000. The competition is run by the Future High Street Forum, a not-for-profit body that brings tog... continue

13 Dec 2016RUDI News

Local authorities boost green space skills sector
Juliana ORourke

More than half of urban local authorities took on green space apprentices last year, offering a boost to the CABE Skills to grow strategy addressing the shortage of skills in the green space sector. The strategy has identified apprenticeship as an important route into green space careers.... continue

27 Jan 2010RUDI News

HCA leads 23 bodies in the launch of a pioneering action plan to overhaul place-making skills
Juliana ORourke

Twenty-three organisations including the TCPA, the HCA and UDAL (Urban Design Alliance) have joined forces to launch a pioneering action plan that will overhaul place-making skills and improve the delivery of homes and communities. Unprecedented in scale and ambition, the ground-breaking action... continue

17 Jun 2009RUDI News

Revised guidance from DCLG for the Code for Sustainable Homes
Juliana ORourke

The planning regulations for new housing are changing with the Government intending for all new homes to be zero carbon by 2016. The Code for Sustainable Homes will soon be mandatory and the PPS1 Supplement on Planning for Climate Change due out this autumn sets out the Key Planning Objectives... continue

4 Oct 2007RUDI News

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