Town Centre Retail Units (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Reference: 
2019/17722
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There are 239 Town Centres listed in the London Plan. Please provide details of the number of long terms vacant retail units within each town centre for each of the last 5 years.

Answer

Town Centre Retail Units (3)

Town Centre Retail Units (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Town Centre Health Check Analysis Report provides the number of vacant retail units for the town centres in the London Plan but does not differentiate between long and short term vacancy of retail units, as the health check is based on ‘snap shot’ surveys of town centres. Identifying premises with long term vacancy could be carried out at a local level by London boroughs, but would require significant resources to undertake at a London-wide level.