Find the BRC's submission to the House of Lords Built Environment Committee's inquiry into high streets in towns and small cities below. 

Our submission focused on:

  • The steps Government should take to work collaboratively with local authorities and other stakeholders to develop and implement plans to ensure local high streets and commercial spaces thrive into the future.
  • The need for a reduction in the business rates burden for all retailers to improve the economic viability of physical retailing and encourage greater industry investment in communities. 
  • Recommendations to improve the planning system to address delays and geographical inconsistencies. 
  • The impact of national planning policies. 
  • The work of the High Streets Taskforce.
  • The success of Government funding initiatives to support high streets and commercial spaces. 

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