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Chorley Council Addresses Commercial Property Vacancies

Chorley Council is using an award winning specially developed web application to access up to date and accurate information about commercial premises. This information is then used to monitor town centre vacancies and proactively target potential tenants.

Having completed a project to match data from the Valuation Office Agency with the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) Chorley realised that commercial premises data held in the gazetteer and the Council’s Non Domestic Rates database could be utilised by other teams within the Council. The Town Centre Management team can now access commercial property details such as the business name of the property, type of property and property state helping to reduce the amount of time properties are standing vacant.

-As the current economic climate continues to bite, one of the most visible impacts is the changing face of our high streets and town centres,” commented Paul Sudworth, Information Manager, Chorley Borough Council. -By giving the Town Centre Management team access to up to date and accurate property specific information they can monitor the situation and better match interested tenants with suitable properties.”

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