High Street Rental Auctions - POS Consultation response

23 June 2023

POS supports the approach set out in the consultation document. Although, it is not clear how Local Authorities will be supported with new burdens to cover the work associated with implementing the new powers. Although new tools are welcomed to improve vacancies and maintain vibrant high streets, this will require additional resources to be effective. Otherwise there is a risk the new powers are not utilised. Funding or income streams should be made available to local authorities to ensure delivery. 

It is not clear how the appeal process would work or indeed who an appeal would be made too? This process should be as light touch as possible, to support the take up and delivery of the approach. 

POS has only responded to a select few questions which are relevant to our members, public sector planners. We would be happy to engage with government on implementation of this proposal.

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