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Brown sites to become mega malls, laying waste to every high street in Britain.

How is this a good idea in the long run? These multinational bastards don't even pay their taxes!

Maddening.

Its worse than that as thousands of small business become marginalised or go to the wall.

What was once an independent business, paying VAT, NI PAYE etc, becomes reduced to another tax efficient/subsidised minimum wage micro task, or worse "apprenticeship."

All Hail The Corporate Fascist State, and forget the Labour/Tory five yearly pantomine, as the policies will be exactly the same, regardless.

Retail is shit as well.

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Have they got planning permission to build Tesco pods along with the stores yet, so their slaves can bed down overnight?

No need, Tesco's will hardly hire any people at all in another decade.

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as other areas of commercial construction, such as offices,

i.e. such as nothign but offices. How about factories? When was the last time you saw a factory being built - storage depots / distribution parks and rebadging centres don't count.

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Brown sites to become mega malls, laying waste to every high street in Britain.

How is this a good idea in the long run? These multinational bastards don't even pay their taxes!

Maddening.

where do you buy your groceries then?

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where do you buy your groceries then?

I do use the big nasties from time to time, and am forced to use them for fruit and veg, but still support my local baker, butcher, cheese monger, and fish market.

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Good news! As the high street shops shut there doors they can be turned into residential accommodation without planning permission :rolleyes: Thus increasing supply :rolleyes: Thus reducing house prices :rolleyes:

Sorry, seeing this all the time lately.

Would be odd though, wouldn't it, to be living in the town centre and unable to get anything without a taxi out to the burbs.

That's assuming it's impractical to have / park a car in the town centre. Worst of all possible worlds.

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Good news! As the high street shops shut there doors they can be turned into residential accommodation without planning permission :rolleyes: Thus increasing supply :rolleyes: Thus reducing house prices :rolleyes:

In N5 a number of shops and pubs have been turned into homes. And given that commercial property values are not that high, there are opportunities in the approach you suggest. As long as you are happy living next to a rat-infested kebab house :D

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Brown sites to become mega malls, laying waste to every high street in Britain.

How is this a good idea in the long run?

We already have three mega malls/sprawls (and one smaller one) within 30 minutes drive and another due to open later this year with lot of access by public transport. They have reached saturation point, so much so that there are an increasing number of empty shops and warehouses (Currys/Dixons are closing down a large warehouse locally). I'm not sure there are retailers looking for space at present except for large distribution centres to support online sales.

Meanwhile, the independent shops in the high street are beleaguered by the local council whose latest "improvement" scheme is a 7 day/week 12 hour/day parking scheme that will drive people off to the mega malls.

It's a bad idea.

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We already have three mega malls/sprawls (and one smaller one) within 30 minutes drive and another due to open later this year with lot of access by public transport. They have reached saturation point, so much so that there are an increasing number of empty shops and warehouses (Currys/Dixons are closing down a large warehouse locally). I'm not sure there are retailers looking for space at present except for large distribution centres to support online sales.

Meanwhile, the independent shops in the high street are beleaguered by the local council whose latest "improvement" scheme is a 7 day/week 12 hour/day parking scheme that will drive people off to the mega malls.

It's a bad idea.

....everywhere I look there is a new supermarket opening, all of them in competition with each other, each trying to win over customers onto their side....people only have so much in their pockets to spend, and that allocated to food is getting smaller and that allocated to buying discretionary tat is almost non existent, when still able to make do and mend using up the surplus we have already got buying more than required in the boom years.

The high streets and small businesses have to fight back......local councils have more sympathy with the big boys with the money than the small trader trying to fight back against all odds with high fixed costs, fewer customers and poor expensive parking not to mention all the red tape and bureaucracy that makes even earning a small living so hard.....if we do not use them we will lose them....then what will we have left? ;)

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