Add Your Idea

Charity Shops should be assigned a Planning Class

Comment Rick Seymour 18th May 2015

Charity Shops should be assigned a building class under the Town and Country Planning Act.

This would allow towns to better control the location of charity shops within each “centre”.

Why does this matter?

Charity shops are exempt from council tax, under mandatory provision, however there is no provision for councils to control the location of where “free council tax areas” apply.

Many town centres are seeing an influx of Charity Shops as shop vacancy rate increases. This leads to an artificially high occupancy rates which leads to expansion of new shopping centres.

Adding a planning class to charity shops would allow councils to better to control the visual frontage

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Highlighted posts

Comment on this idea

Good idea? Bad idea? Let us know your thoughts.

Back to top
Add Your Idea