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%. Please note that this measure previously featured a target in error. This has now been removed and the measure has changed to ‘Monitoring Only’.
The most recent count (November 2017) showed a decrease in vacant units to 6.7%. The Council will continue to support businesses through the use of our own assets and packages of support.