When we first approach a new development, we carefully assess an area's ability to sustain a new retail development. It is in no one's interest to develop new retail space if there is not deemed to be a need for it within the local market. We therefore carry out extensive market research to find out how local consumers view their current offer.
The town's shopping habits and the effects of trade leakage are carefully analysed and our objective is to reduce trade leakage and harness local spending within the community.
We aim to make planning applications with named operators which are supported by traffic impact and shopping impact statements.