An independent review of the planning system has revealed that the Government’s Town Centre First policies are failing, as councils across the country approve millions of square feet of new out of town retail development. The report analysed a
Town centres in the North West and Midlands dominate the league tables for the highest number of shop vacancies, according to the latest research by The Local Data Company’s (LDC). Its new report, ‘More Clicks, Less Bricks’, provides insight and
Growth in supermarket expansion out of town will hurt town centres, according to the ACS (Association of Convenience Stores). New figures from commercial real estate adviser CB Richard Ellis show 80% of planned supermarket building will be out of town.