Enhance our communities and places
• Regenerate key urban centres and rural towns and villages • Invest in high-quality housing and refurbish existing social housing stock • Ensure continued access to high-quality cultural and leisure facilities
Our towns and villages are the fabric of our communities and our way of life. They provide a focal point for employment, leisure and the services on which many of us depend. They also provide a sense of identity, security and are a core element of how we define ‘home.’ Our towns and villages need to regain and retain their vibrancy and sense of place. High streets of the future should be safe and attractive gathering points for whole communities, where people can live, work, shop, learn, do business, use public services and enjoy their leisure time.
Our high streets need to be redefined for their future role. They will be anchored with public-sector tenants, providing multi-functional hubs such as libraries, community services, police stations, healthcare, leisure, education, open spaces, housing and sports facilities.
Good quality and well-located private and public housing will be central to place-making and integration, and to addressing well-being, mental health and loneliness.
Our leisure and cultural projects are vital social infrastructure, supporting economic development and contributing to our sense of place. We need to ensure continued access for all to high-quality and local open spaces, as well as to sporting and leisure facilities.