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Financial Times: "Plea for limits on out-of-town centres"

"Ministers have been urged to consider imposing severe restrictions on new out-of-town retail developments [like Brent Cross?] to save town centres, against a backdrop of mass closures of high street shops."

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Link to BBC web site

BBC: "High Street taskforce aims to to rejuvenate retail"

"Senior figures from across the banking, retail and property sectors have signed up to a new industry-wide group, the Distressed Retail Property Taskforce.

"They are joining forces to find ways to rejuvenate failing town centres.

"The taskforce may be one of the most significant developments since Mary Portas's much-talked-about review of the High Street.

"... Members include the British Council of Shopping Centres, the British Property Federation and the Local Government Association. Lloyds Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland are also represented, along with the Booksellers Association."

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