Identify core of Guernsey's retail sector and protect it: Chamber

ANY plan for the future use of retail land in Town and on the Bridge should capitalise on what already makes those areas a success.

St Peter Port High Street. Town. Shopping. Retail. Shops

ANY plan for the future use of retail land in Town and on the Bridge should capitalise on what already makes those areas a success.

Tony Rowbotham, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s retail sub-group, said he agreed with some points outlined by the Environment Department in its consultation document on the future approach to retail space.

The department is assessing the retail cores of Town and the Bridge to determine whether they should be redefined to keep them as vibrant shopping centres. Respondents to the first part of Environment’s review believe the retail core should be concentrated in a small geographic area, a point that Chamber agrees with.

‘Our view is that the core, because it is doing quite well, should be identified and protected. I think the core will shrink a bit unless there are particular reasons for extending it. People do comparison shopping when the shops are close to each other,’ said Mr Rowbotham.

Comments for: "Identify core of Guernsey's retail sector and protect it: Chamber"

Guern abroad

Break shopping areas up and the demise of Town and the Bridge will be rapid, only have to look to the UK to see the evidence of this.

Good to read that this is being looked into and also sounds like protected too.

BadDonkey

Simple States.

Get the corporations out of Guernsey, JOB DONE.

You have slowly been destroying this Island with Corporations , yes they bring jobs to the island , but in this same stride they destroy the local economy and move money out of the island. This does not help us long term.

Small shops have been keeping this island afloat for hundreds of years, then within 3 years we see the demise of our local Markets/Shops and way of life. Time to turn the clock back and stop re inventing your square wheel, its broken !