The Future of our Cities, Towns & High Streets – A Strategic Comment

Various reports and papers have emerged with reference to the future of cities, towns & high streets.  The BID welcomes these and backs the over-arching position that the Public Realm needs to be re-thought to allow for more adaptable spaces.  The BID also acknowledges the changing face of the high street and backs the move towards a mixed use with many independents traders in smaller more flexible units.  The BID keenly awaits the publication of the Ripon Renewal 2035 Masterplan and the ideas contained within and will play an active role in turning these broad strategic ideas into workable plans and the implementation of those plans.

With the introduction of the North Yorkshire unitary authority in 2023 the BID are keen to actively engage with North Yorkshire when the time is right and will be communicating this desire soon.