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Technical Planning Consultation – Outcome

The Governement has published the final part of its response to the technical consultation on planning originally held in the summer of 2014. This section looks at Reducing planning regulations to support housing, high streets and growth and includes the… [Read more]

London supermarkets going residential

As Estates Gazette reports, supermarkets are looking at ways to profit from the London housing shortage by entering into partnerships with residential developers that would allow them to retain their existing retail footprint while also realising the residential value of… [Read more]

Proactive planning needed

A Retail Week opinion piece suggests radical thinking, especially proactive planning, will be needed if town centre retail is to survive and thrive in the face of changes to the sector predicted to happen by 2020 in a recent BRC… [Read more]

A new model for town centre investment

A report commissioned by the British Property Federation looks at the use of Town Centre Investment Management to pool a critical mass of property assets into an investment vehicle as a way to enable substantive structural change and attract investment… [Read more]

Investing in secondary centres

Private equity firms are increasingly investing in smaller and secondary shopping centres, hoping that by teaming up with managment specialists, good returns can be made through improvements in facilities and management, as Reuters reports. [Read more]