Explains what the town centres and retail study is and has it been updated.
The Town Centres and Retail Study provides advice on planning policy for town centres and retailing in the East Riding. It is part of the evidence base for informing the East Riding Local Plan and includes a development strategy for town centres.
The focus of the study is on the 9 market towns of Beverley, Driffield, Hedon, Hornsea, Howden, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Snaith and Withernsea, plus Goole, Cottingham, Hessle and Elloughton/Brough. Detailed assessments have not been carried out in Bridlington because of the work undertaken by consultants in June 2006 in the Bridlington Retail Study which is informing the preparation of the Bridlington Town Centre Area Action Plan.
The Study comprises 3 volumes.
Volume 1 is the main study report and includes:
Main Study Report (pdf 1.2mb opens in new window)
Figures 1 and 2 (pdf 838kb opens in new window)
Draft Town Centre Plans (pdf 3.6mb opens in new window)
Volume 2 is the appendices to the main study report and comprises:
Volumes 2: Appendices (pdf 726kb opens in new window)
Volume 3 identifies a number of issues and recommendations for improving the health and performance of particular town centres. It is split into two parts, with the first part providing the introduction and a policy context, and the second part setting out detailed recommendations for nine town centres.
Part 1 – Context (pdf 318kb opens in new window)
Part 2 – Issues and recommendations reports
Beverley (pdf 1.3mb opens in new window)
Driffield (pdf 2.0mb opens in new window)
Hedon (pdf 518kb opens in new window)
Hornsea (pdf 1.1mb opens in new window)
Howden (pdf 1.5mb opens in new window)
Market Weighton (pdf 845kb opens in new window)
Pocklington (pdf 635kb opens in new window)
Snaith (pdf 908kb opens in new window)
Withernsea (pdf 891kb opens in new window)
Volume 3: Appendix – Health Check Indicators and Factors (pdf 33kb opens in new window)
Yes. The 2009 study was prepared using expenditure base data and expenditure forecasts published by Experian in November 2007. These were the latest figures available at the time but pre-date the recession.
To take account of the economic downturn, as well as considering the latest retail planning consents, a supplementary report on need has been prepared. This has used more up-to-date expenditure forecasts.
Supplementary report on need 2010 (pdf 1.2mb opens in new window)
A further update in 2012 was undertaken to provide an up to date picture of retail need by concentrating on three elements:
East Riding Town Centres and Retail Study 2012 Update (pdf 4.9mb opens in new window)
Similarly, in 2013 an additional report was prepared to provide a further update of the capacity analysis in the April 2012 Update report. It focused on updating the population and expenditure forecasts and updated the capacity analysis over the Local Plan period to 2029 for each centre/catchment area.
East Riding Town Centres and Retail Study - Retail Capacity Update 2013 (pdf 732kb opens in new window)