Hounslow Council is praised for helping kick-start urban regeneration

Plans for more than 500 homes, a new cinema and shops in Hounslow (Greater London, UK) have been hailed in a national report.

The proposed High Street Quarter development just off Hounslow High Street was one of nine examples of how to breathe new life into flagging retail districts highlighted by the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC).

The organisation, which represents the retail property industry, said it demonstrated how local authorities could work with developers to get things moving.

Launching the report on July 17, 2015, BCSC senior vice president Mark Bourgeois said: “The examples presented today show how positive, partnership-led regeneration can dramatically enhance a local area and revitalise communities. Through today’s debate and in sharing this research publicly, we hope to encourage the development of clear local plans and invite local authorities to engage and work alongside the private sector to bring about positive change in their areas.

Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran said: “It is great that, out of all the ambitious regeneration schemes being implemented around the country, the Houslow High Street Quarter has won special praise.

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