Balance Developments

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-10-15
Session date: 
October 15, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2251
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would the Mayor agree that in any major developments in town centres there needs to be a balance between residential development and the provision of leisure and retail facilities?

Answer

Answer for Balance Developments

Answer for Balance Developments

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The mix of different elements in any particular town centre development is something that has to be considered in the light of each particular proposal, of course. However, I do agree that it is important to strike an appropriate balance between retail, leisure, housing and other uses in town centres and to have planning and other policies on place to help ensure this.