Monitoring of core retail areas has provided useful information about the mix of shops, other uses (such as cafes) and vacant premises in local centres and has helped in the determination of planning applications to change the use of shop units (see policy R3 of the current local plan). Select a core retail area survey from the following list to download a copy.
Planning policy facts and figures
Core retail areas
Surveying and monitoring the mix of shops and other uses in local centres