Retail park justification

A retail park justification is required for proposals that provide additional retail floor space (including mixed use with retail as part of the scheme) within a defined retail park.

If required, the justification should include:

  • details of the type of goods to be sold and why this cannot be accommodated in a town centre
  • delivery or service requirements which cannot be met in a town centre
  • customer parking requirements which due to the nature or quantity of goods being purchased require adjacent parking.

More information

Retail park justifications are based on the following policy and guidelines: