Don’t abandon retail

No one has explicitly said it yet. But the suggestion that it might be time to give up on retail is starting to get louder. The latest Local Data Company report, entitled Too Many Shops makes it clear that we need to bring forward the prospect of alternative uses. Local authorities are already starting the process of turning empty shops into homes. And this week a Greater London Authority debate suggested councils would have to kill some high streets to save others.

Paul Turner Mitchell make the case for not forgetting about retail in The Guardian here.

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