chapter  5
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Town Centre Shopping

The Big Issues The different types of town centre shopping, which are located in the urban centre of towns or cities and listed in Fig. 5.1, are examined here. Before reviewing the different types of town centre shopping the Chapter continues to expand some of the big issues facing town centre shopping design identified in the opening Chapter. These include the public sentiment moving away from internalised shopping environments, planning control requiring more sustainable development, the urban agenda encouraging more open street based retailing and the combined effect of these issues.