PPG6: TOWN CENTRES AND RETAIL DEVELOPMENTS: EVOLVING GOVERNMENT POLICY

The paper reviews the evolvement of the current UK planning policy guidance document PPG6, published in July 1995 in draft form for consultation. An indication is given of how the key considerations for assessing the acceptability of retail developments have changed since the 1970s. Local transportation factors are emphasised. The implications for assessing proposals, from both retail and other uses, which the current policy is seeking to encourage to locate in town centres, are also considered. The impact of new retail developments on the vitality and viability of existing town centres, accessibility and the effect on car use and overall travel patterns should be taken into account. Statistics are given to illustrate travel-related characteristics of different retail locations, showing the advantages of a "sequential approach" to site selection. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877018.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 173-82

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-282-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM