Council ‘fully committed’ to help survival of high streets
Cheshire East Council has “reaffirmed its commitment” to revitalising the borough’s town centres and their high streets.
The council said high streets and town centres were facing “unprecedented challenges” across the country as a result of changing consumer behaviour, which was impacting footfall, expenditure and the viability of retail premises.
In Cheshire East, latest data shows that the borough had an overall town centre retail unit vacancy rate of 10.2% in 2017/18 — better than the average national vacancy rate of 11.2% for the same period — and that vacancy levels at six town centres had reduced since 2016/17.
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