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High streets (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

Can you provide the number of empty shop fronts on London’s high streets, by borough?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As part of my forthcoming Good Growth by Design (GGbD) guidance called High Streets – Adaptive Strategies my Regeneration and Intelligence teams are working together with industry representatives and the Mayor’s Design Advocates, to understand existing challenges and opportunities for high streets and town centres.

My City Intelligence Unit is securing access to the most recent data from the Local Data Company to record the classification of each shop (which includes vacant units) and will make sure this question is addressed as part of our programme of work.

In the meantime, as I set out in my answer to Mayor's Question 2019/17721, the London Town Centre Health Check Analysis Report provides an analysis of the town centres in the London Plan, and is accompanied by a technical appendix which provides data for each town centre including the number of vacant retail units.

Town Centre Health Check Analysis Report: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2017_london_town_centre_he...

Town Centre Health Check Technical Analysis: https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/london-town-centre-health-check-analy...