The National Planning Policy Framework states that local planning authorities should support the role that town centres play at the heart of local communities, by taking a positive approach to their growth, management and adaptation.
As part of this management role, we monitor the health of our town and local centres to ensure we have an up-to-date understanding of how our town and local centres are performing and to inform our planning decisions. In doing so, we look at indicators such as the diversity of uses, the proportion of vacant buildings and environmental quality.
You can view the latest town and local centre health check information from April 2021 below. It includes an analysis of how the key indicators have changed since February 2020 when the previous health checks were undertaken
- Bolsover Town Centre Health Check Summary Report
- Shirebrook Town Centre Health Check Summary Report
- Clowne Town Centre Health Check Summary Report
- South Normanton Town Centre Health Check Summary Report