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Stations to be spruced up

Thu 14th April 2016, 10:53 am

The Department of Communities and Local Government has announced a large scale programme of station regenerations to deliver up to 10,000 new homes and to "revitalise" town centres.

An agreement between Network Rail and the Homes and Communities Agency will see the two organisations cooperate with local authorities to regenerate railway stations in England to boost housing and business.

To deliver the target of 10,000 homes, the government is looking to cooperate with at least 20 local authorities. So far three have come forward: York, Taunton and Swindon.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark said: "We’re determined to fire up communities and back local business so they build much-needed housing and create thousands of jobs. Rail stations are a hub of communities, connectivity and commerce and should be making the most of their unique potential to attract investment and opportunities.”

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