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 6.1% of Central Bedfordshire’s Town Centre Units are now vacant; this is a decrease of 0.9% since November 2018. There are 6 vacant units in Ampthill (+1), 5 in Biggleswade (-2), 31 in Dunstable (-2), 1 in Flitwick (-1), 0 in Houghton Regis (-2), 6 in Leighton Buzzard (-3), 4 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.