Thousands of new homes could ‘easily be delivered on high streets’ – and increase footfall to local businesses
Estate agents might not want to consider leaving the high street if proposals in a new report are acted upon.
The document suggests that thousands of new homes could be delivered across the UK by developing vacant space in high streets. Were this to happen, they would be a lifeline for local shops and other high street businesses.
The findings are highlighted in Making Sense of Mixed-Use Town Centres, a report by planning and development consultancy Turley that says town centres need to embrace mixed-use development to thrive – and that there is currently 8m sqm of unused floorspace across the UK’s urban centres.
Source: Property Industry Eye
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