Activity Centre Impact Assessment

October 2019 – in the news…

We hope you find the links below interesting. Heritage: An interactive version of the historic visitor’s book at the former home of Winston Churchill, has been launched by The National Trust for visitors to look at handwritten entries from over 700 visitors dating back to 1924. Devon heritage sites introduce special sign language tours to make British heritage accessible for all. Kenwood House in Hampstead to host special display in remembrance of Dutch painter Rembrandt, 350 years since his ...

Redcar Coastal Regeneration

September 2019 – in the news…

We hope you find the links below interesting. Heritage: Historic England have announced 69 historic high streets across England will benefit from £96 million Government fund due to Historic England’s Heritage Action Zone. The National Trust host their September Heritage Open Days Festival   Parks and country parks South Downs National Park launches new ‘Forever fund’ to support National Park community projects. Mobile UK and National Parks introduce new agreement which aims t...

Coastal tourism consultants

National Marine Parks

As the summer draws to a close and I reflect upon the adventures of the past few months, many have been around the coast of our glorious island.  From the golden sands of West Wittering beach to puffin watching along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and up to the rugged wilds of Western Scotland, it’s hard to believe that no National Marine Parks exist along the United Kingdom’s 17,820 kilometres of coastline.  Until now. In January of this year, Plymouth City Council, working in association with ...

Retail park increase dwelltime

Retail parks increasing dwelltime and the level of visits

The retail industry has seen some significant changes in the past decade.  Whilst media focus is often on the decline of the high street, some more positive developments are taking place at retail parks and centres as destinations evolve to offer a more experiential shopping experience.  Research conducted in 2018 by CACI surveyed over 230 retail centres and identified trends in reduced frequency, dwell time and retail spend.  Consumer expectations are changing but opportunities are there for forwar...