Tag Archives: Blight

Blight, Town Centres and Temporary Use

I have written before about development causing Blight in towns and how, to me, this is unacceptable having learnt from the experiences of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. This site previously was a large COOP store in a town centre … Continue reading

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Town Centre Blight is back from the 1960s, and is just rudeness.

One of the UK’s big supermarket chains has left this street in a town in Kent in a state of blight for at least 10 years whilst it decides when and how to build a new supermarket. Putting up some … Continue reading

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Councils: Don’t let big business be bad neighbours (by causing blight)

Whilst in an Essex town recently, whilst doing some work on a growth and regeneration area, I saw this lovely empty building right in the centre of town. My local contacts tell my that this ex-cinema was purchased by one … Continue reading

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Deptford – ‘The History of Our Streets’, and Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder Programme

The episode on Deptford High Street of the BBC series ‘The Secret History of our Streets’ was a brilliantly interesting piece of television. One theme it dealt with was the large scale demolition and development of the area in the1950s … Continue reading

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