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Town centre upgrade
This scenario applies when a planning authority wants to initiate improvement of a town centre area.

Many town centre areas have developed in a piecemeal fashion over a number of years. Land will be in a variety of ownerships. Buildings are likely to have been designed with little respect for overall urban design.

If the planning department does nothing, the piecemeal approach will continue and fundamental issues will never be solved.

The approach shown here allows a planning authority to involve all the many different interests in developing an overall strategy which can be incorporated into the planning framework.
Farnham, UK, 1997, Nick Wates.

A planning department initiates development of part of the town centre without the conflict between developers and citizens so common in much town centre development.
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Last updated on: 10 August 2008