Vacancy rates are a good way of indicating the success and prosperity of town centres. Since November 2013, performance has fluctuated between 7% and 10%. A target for this measure has only been set relatively recently.
The most recent count (August 2017) showed a decrease in vacant units to 6.9%, which has moved this measure from amber to green. The Council will continue to support businesses through the use of our own assets and packages of support.