Friday, 9 March 2018

Disused Shops Could Be Used To Tackle Housing Crisis, Says May

Former shops could be turned into homes as online shopping reshapes high streets, Theresa May has said, as she called for a “great national effort” by the government, developers and councils to tackle the housing crisis. Answering questions after a speech, the prime minister said fresh approaches were needed, including using disused buildings of various types to create new homes. Asked whether this should include retail spaces, May said it was important to prevent high streets from being hollowed out. “Often there’s a very good argument for having homes being built in the centre of town, accessible to shops, accessible to transport infrastructure as well.” Read more on the Guardian website.

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