Living Over The Shop

Why have I launched an advocacy group called Living Over The Shop?

During the May 2015 General Election I attended about 20 different hustings and in quite a few the question came up “What would you do about all the building on Green Field sites?” My stock answer generally went down very well with the audience: let’s use up all the brown field sites and empty properties but let’s also make better use of the space above our city centre shops. I decided to research where this has been tried before and then do something about it instead of just talking about it. The project is still developing, I have a meeting with Worcester City Council in early September and I am envisaging that some considerable energy will be needed to maintain pressure. If promoting flats above shops was easy it would have been done already – I like a challenge.

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