Supermarket-led development: asset or liability?

Report
06/01/2010

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Inside you will find

  • The principles of good supermarket-led design
  • Findings from over 30 related Design Reviews
  • Advice on how to ensure supermarket schemes meet commercial and social needs 

This will interest

  • Planners
  • Councillors

Can supermarket schemes be both commercially viable and good for the local community? 

Well-designed supermarket developments can be an asset to a community, bringing jobs and investment. But many transpose an out-of-town model with a large car park into a town centre. The prosperity of a town centre can be put at risk if a new scheme undermines regeneration and a sense of place.

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