Posted tagged ‘development’

Leeds needs more independent spirit, not just shopping centres | Leeds

July 29, 2010

A major developer investing in Leeds sends the right messages about confidence for the future. But a local blogger notes that at the same time areas that epitomise the city’s independent spirit are struggling.

In his blog on the restart of a £350m scheme, John Baron says this piece of good news hides the fact that the city is losing the uniqueness that makes it different from neighbouring cities.

He warns that the city must make the most of its character if it wants to remain a popular shopping destination.

Opinion: Leeds needs more independent spirit, not just shopping centres | Leeds :


Do we want a two-tier public realm? | Leith

March 22, 2010

Leith locals are being urged to lobby councillors to ensure a new public realm policy covers areas outside Edinburgh City Centre.

Greener Leith claims that a focus on the city centre alone would reinforce the view held by many Leith residents that they live in a two tier city.

You can view the original post via Do we want a two-tier public realm? | Greener Leith.

Residents in village green bid | Darwen

March 10, 2010

Residents of a Darwen street are seeking ‘village green status’ for a patch of land earmarked for housing development.

The residents are asking anyone with memories of the land having community use to write to the local council to add weight to their case.

via Help Us Keep Our Green Area Say Darwen Residents – Darwen News.

Salford moon walk | Salford Star

March 3, 2010

Environmental campaigners march to highlight threat to Salford mosslands. Salford Star