Town Centre Vacancy Rates

Our goal is

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.

Smaller values are best