Town centres, retail and leisure
The planning system places an emphasis on undertaking research to inform planning policies. We have prepared and commissioned a number of studies which provide advice and information on town centres, retail and leisure.
Retail and Leisure Needs Assessment 2021-2022
We have commissioned Lichfields to undertake a Retail and Leisure Needs Assessment to inform the new Local Plan. The Phase 1 report is expected to be published later this year.
View the earlier Town Centre Health Checks (2013), the Retail Study (2014), Distribution of Convenience Provision: Identifying Gaps in Provision and Analysis of Town and Local Centres 2006/7 (incorporating health checks for main town centres).
View the following studies relating to hotels and the introduction of permitted development right for change of use from shop to financial services:
Up to: Local Plan evidence
Updated: 03 December 2021