Findlay A & Sparks L (2009) Literature Review: policies adopted to support a healthy retail sector
and retail led regeneration and the impact of retail on the regeneration of town centres and local high streets. Scottish Government. The Scottish Government, Edinburgh. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/01/12112520/0
Communities Analytical Services, on behalf of the Regeneration Division of the Scottish Government, commissioned the Institute for Retail Studies at the University of Stirling to provide a literature review of the policies adopted to support a healthy retail sector and retail led regeneration and the impact of retail on the regeneration of town centres and local high streets. This literature review (which was to focus on literature relating to the UK) was requested to meet three objectives:
- Identify what a healthy/vibrant town centre/local high street looks like;
- Identify, in the UK, what policies/approaches have been implemented to: (a) Support a healthy retail sector in local high streets and town centres, and (b) Undertake retail led regeneration;
- Explore what impact retail has had on the regeneration (in its widest sense - social, economic and physical) of town centres and local high streets, and how this has impacted on the wider community.