Retail decline and policy responses in district shopping centres

Clive Collis, Nigel Berkeley, Del Roy Fletcher

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There are relatively few published case studies of decline in district shopping centres in Britain. There is also a dearth of discussion about appropriate policy responses to district-centre decline. This paper examines retail decline in Atherstone, a small market town functioning as a district shopping centre in North Warwickshire, and considers the regeneration strategy being implemented. It also provides a wider appraisal of the policy options available for district centres faced with the problem of retail decline and argues that a coherent strategy developed in partnership by the key local stakeholders may be beneficial to some small towns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-168
Number of pages20
JournalTown Planning Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies


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