High Street usage is changing, encourage a blend of usage of empty (perhaps buy a couple of units) to allow independent businesses to get going alongside community space for local groups to meet. This would make the high street a community hub providing footfall for the businesses and potentially attracting outside visitors. Deal in Kent has done a good job in building up it’s high street to be significantly occupied by independent businesses with community space that makes it a vibrant and unique place to visit, socialise and shop.
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