Among a number of major reports added in recent days to http://www.britishdestinations.net is the Grimsey Review – An Alternative Future for the High Street.
Although published in September the report is only just starting to influence thinking around future policy. In our terms most high streets are an important part of the destinations we represent; essentially part of if not, in some cases, the bulk of the product, whether that is in a major resort town, a City or in market and heritage towns and larger villages. Many wider destinations encompass several if not multiple high street . It is therefore essential that tourism at least takes a view and preferably has a say in the policy direction now taken: