Town Centre Vacancy Rates


Vacancy rates are a good way of indicating the success and prosperity of town centres. Since November 2013, performance has fluctuated between 6.6% and 10%.

Only 5.36% of Central Bedfordshire’s Town Centre Units are now vacant; this is an encouraging decrease from the 6.07% reported in November 2018. There are 5 vacant units in Ampthill, 4 in Biggleswade (-1), 26 in Dunstable (-5), 1 in Flitwick, 8 in Leighton Buzzard (+2), 4 in Sandy, 1 in Shefford and none in either Arlesey, Houghton Regis or Stotfold. The Council will continue to support businesses through the use of our own assets and packages of support.