High Streets (Designation, Review and Improvement Plan) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 11:03 am ar 26 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Ceidwadwyr, Basingstoke 11:03, 26 Ebrill 2024

My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech on an excellent Bill. Does he agree that the history and heritage of our town centres can be what really marks them out as different? Basingstoke is often seen as a new town, which could not be further from the truth. It has a 1,000-year-old market and was the birthplace of Jane Austen, the world’s greatest novelist. Does he agree that we should be making more of that history in our town centres?