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East Midlands benefits from an “empty shop revival fund”

August 13, 2009

Government has today announced details of a £3million fund, to support local authorities which have been hit hard in the recession, funding them to find creative ways to address the negative impact of empty shops.  The East Midlands region will be receiving grants for seven of its local authorities, based on an analysis of the Index of Multiple Deprivation, and the areas with highest shop vacancy rates.

The seven local authorities receiving just over £52,500 each are: Corby; Nottingham City; Boston; Mansfield; Ashfield; Derby City; and Leicester City.  For further information, including details of all recipient local authorities, and a link through to the publication “Looking after our town centres”, please see the press release on the CLG website.

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  1. August 13, 2009 8:48 pm

    Nicola
    Thanks for posting this. Very interesting.
    We have a number of ideas for dealing with empty retail units, to improve the visual amenity of city centres, and to encourage community projects.
    We want to hear from people with empty units and from potential short term occupiers. Although the number of closed retail outlets is depressing it does open up a number of opportunities for businesses and projects that are prepared to be flexible and make use of the space that is available for little cost.
    Thanks
    David Flood

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