Plans have gone in for offices and flats in the High Street of a new community being built in Plymouth. Developer Persimmon is pressing ahead with creating the Seaton Neighbourhood in the north of the city. The latest development in Phase 6 is designed to bring up to 35 jobs to the area. The scheme is for a building with offices on the ground floor and 19 apartments on three levels above. The developer was given planning permission for the High Street block in December but has now put in a new application for more flats and parking spaces. The building is planned for an area currently used as a works compound and store north of homes. A planning document says a hedge would be taken away from the frontage alongside William Prance Road. The compound would be moved west to take construction traffic off the main highway through the site. A decision on the scheme will be made by Plymouth City Council as the planning authority after the end of a public consultation period. The new Seaton … [Read more...] about Plymouth is about to get a brand new purpose-built high street
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How a £40 dress from Zara conquered the high street BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Zara dress really needs no introduction. But if you've been finding shade this summer under a rock, you might have missed the spotty frock that was front and centre in the wardrobe of your wife, sister, mum and granny this season. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/fashion-beauty/how-a-40-dress-from-zara-conquered-the-high-street-38445223.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article38445222.ece/42793/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-08-29_lif_52915326_I1.JPG Email The Zara dress really needs no introduction. But if you've been finding shade this summer under a rock, you might have missed the spotty frock that was front and centre in the wardrobe of your wife, sister, mum and granny this season. Flowing, with sleeves that fall below the elbow, featuring a round neck and ruffled hem ... even if it still doesn't ring a bell, if you've stepped outside at all in the last few months, you'll … [Read more...] about How a £40 dress from Zara conquered the high street
Banning cars from cities will cause 'death of High Street' Independent.ie Plans to ban diesel and petrol vehicles from city centres face a backlash. https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/banning-cars-from-cities-will-cause-death-of-high-street-38228808.html https://www.independent.ie/business/article38228383.ece/a6d8a/AUTOCROP/h342/6%20NEWS%202016-09-15_bus_24636357_I1.JPG Email Plans to ban diesel and petrol vehicles from city centres face a backlash. Retail Excellence head of public affairs Bryan Rankin said: "Banning cars won't work. We don't live in Copenhagen. Evidence shows retail suffers if you ban private transport into the city." Mr Rankin said while the local election voters may have recently caused a so-called 'green wave' across Dublin, "when the bill comes at the end of the meal, I think the voters will change their mind." He added that the Government is "picking on the wrong target". "Our shops aren't big polluters but if you push people out of city centres … [Read more...] about Banning cars from cities will cause ‘death of High Street’
YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. BUT EXPERTS SAY YOU ALSO ARE WHERE YOU LIVE. IN A SPECIAL REPORT, THE IRISH TIMES SHOWS HOW 10 IRISH MAIN STREETS INFLUENCE THE HEALTH OF THOSE WHO LIVE THERE Most of us accept the wisdom that you are what you eat. But it’s also true to say that you are where you live. The spaces where we live, work and socialise shape our choices about our consumption and behavioural habits. These are automatic and unthinking, triggered by cues in the environment around us. Living in a vibrant town with access to health advice, a choice of shops, accessible places to exercise and welcoming spaces to congregate makes it easier to opt for healthy lifestyle choices. On the other hand, if you live in a place surrounded by clusters of takeaway outlets, bookmakers and pubs, those healthy choices require a more conscious effort. The architect and former president of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, Paul Keogh, cites the term “obesogenic … [Read more...] about Pubs, shops and coffee joints: How healthy is your street?
Voters in Hull and the East Riding go to the polls today in the European elections. Polling stations opened at 7am and will close at 10pm tonight. Unlike council and national elections, today's contest is not being decided using the traditional first-past-the-post system. Instead, proportional voting will decide who represents the Yorkshire and Humber region in the European Parliament. Nine different parties are fielding candidates in our region with six seats up for grabs. Voters need to mark their choice for a single party on the ballot paper. However, because of the current uncertainty over Brexit, it's not clear how long any of the successful candidates will actually serve as MEPs. Indeed, the UK's participation in the elections were only confirmed a few weeks ago. Although votes will be counted tonight, the results will not be announced until Sunday night. Where you can vote in Hull Avenue Avenues Library, Chanterlands Avenue. Princes Avenue Methodist Church, Blenheim Street. St. … [Read more...] about Where is my polling station for European elections 2019