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 7% of Central Bedfordshire’s Town Centre Units are now vacant, this is a decrease of 0.7% since June 2018 with 7 fewer vacant units. There are 5 vacant units in Ampthill, 7 in Biggleswade (-7), 33 in Dunstable (-3), 2 in Flitwick (+2), 2 in Houghton Regis (+1), 9 in Leighton Buzzard (-1), 3 in Sandy (+1), 1 in Shefford and none in either Stotfold or Arlesey.  The Council will continue to support businesses through the use of our own assets and packages of support.