empty shops

Empty shops have been converted for housing in Solihull Lodge – the Birmingham properties (above) could be adapted.

Blackpool has embarked on a radical programme of intervention, reports the FT today. The city is using compulsory purchase orders to buy rundown properties, which it then knocks down, building family homes in their place.

waitrose & neighbours2

And that eyesore in Hall Green used for housing or a Waitrose café?

Andy Street – please put in a word!