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Technical Advice Note (TAN) 4: Retail and Commercial Development (2016)

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Provides guidance on the role of land use planning in retail and commercial development.

The TAN provides advice on:

  • retail strategies, masterplanning and Place Plans
  • the tests of retail need and Sequential approach to development
  • Retail Impact Assessments
  • primary and secondary retail and commercial frontages in centres
  • retail planning conditions
  • Local Development Orders
  • indicators of vitality and viability in retail and commercial areas.