An Editorial Apology

It has been a ridiculously long time since I last posted and I hope to get back into the swing of things again soon.

I’ve been looking into the background of the New Towns for the next bit of my book (Warrington was part of the third wave in the late 60s) and it’s very interesting to see the extent to which the policies of the time (out of town sites, prioritising of car travel, separation into zones) have contributed to the problems Warrington is facing today. What is even more interesting, to my mind, is the way in which these ideologies are still informing current thinking amongst the town’s policy makers, and that, despite over a thousand years of existence as a settlement, they continue to define Warrington only in terms of the last 46 years.

 

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