Tenbury's video in support of their application
Last year Mary Portas led a review into the decline of the high streets and concluded that many had reached crisis point.
Grant Shapps MINISTER OF STATE FOR HOUSING & LOCAL GOVERNMENT said:
"Our high streets have faced stiff competition from Internet shopping, and out-of-town shopping centres - leaving them underused, unloved and under-valued. The Internet is not going to go away, and so for our high streets to survive they need to offer something new and exciting.
"So today I'm offering a golden ticket to 12 town centres across the country to become 'Portas Pilots' - areas with the vision and enthusiasm to breathe new life into what should be the beating heart of their communities, and they will get Mary's and my support as they try out the ideas in her recent review."