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Annabel Partridge

Annabel Partridge has written 26 posts

  • 21 May
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    New Submission: Oak Furniture Land - Metro Retail Park, Gateshead

    NJL Consulting has submitted a planning application for an extension to the existing mezzanine floor in the Oak Furniture Land store at Metro Retail Park, Gateshead.  The proposals are to increase the mezzanine floor by approximately 850 sq.m to create a retail unit of 2,240 sq.m gross floorspace.

  • 21 Feb
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    The Evening Economy: Critical to Town Centre Vitality and Viability?

    The contribution that the evening economy makes to the vitality and viability of town centres has traditionally been undervalued in planning, but is this changing?

    The evening economy is a significant contributor to economic performance and is a growing sector at a time when much of the economy, including the retail sector, is struggling. The evening economy has become a main attractor for many centres and makes a significant and valuable contribution to the economy in its own right. In fact, it contributes £66bn to the national economy, which represents a third of town and city centre turnover.


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