Thursday, 13 April 2017
Not a time for new retail development
The trend is against town centre shopping. The Evening Post today bemoans the "lost shops" of Swansea city centre. Neath is therefore swimming against the tide in its town centre redevelopment. A leading councillor points to the comparatively low vacancy rate in Neath, but I would contend that this is a result of a good mix between housing and shopping in the centre of Neath and that anything that tips the balance is a bad thing.