Many town centre regeneration plans have been delayed or scrapped due to the current economic climate, but one scheme in Berkshire is pushing ahead at full speed. The shopping precinct in the northern area of the town centre has now been cleared, ready for demolition next month.
Around £200m is being spent on new shops, restaurants, homes and leisure facilities in the area, creating 2,500 jobs. But, as Mel Bloor reports, some independent retailers are far from happy.
Mel talked to Helen Barnett, Bracknell Regeneration Partnership; Ruth Layfield, Ron Taylor Carpets; and Richard Knight, Federation of Small Businesses.
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