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Derry / Londonderry Retail Study

On 31st August 2012, the Minister for the Environment outlined the findings of a retail study in relation to Derry-Londonderry.
The purpose of the Derry-Londonderry Retail Study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of current patterns in the City's retail catchment.  It is an internal document designed to inform the decision making process and provide a consistent and up to date analysis against which relevant applications within the study area can be properly addressed.
Amongst the findings of the Derry-Londonderry Retail Study are:
  • Retailers in the Derry area benefit from cross border trade.  Of the areas surveyed in north and east Donegal, 44% of respondents regularly carry out their main food shopping in the City.
  • A significant proportion of those surveyed in Strabane, who prefer to carry out their main food shop in the town were resident in Derry/Londonderry.
  • Shopper preferences are fairly evenly split between major existing food stores throughout the City.
The study may be examined during normal office hours at the
Northern Area Planning Office,
Orchard House,
40 Foyle Street,
Londonderry,
BT48 6AT
(Tel: 028 91513101),
and at the
Strategic Planning Division,
Millennium House,
17-25 Great Victoria Street,
Belfast,
BT2 7BN
(Tel: 028 90416700).  
It is advisable to make an appointment before calling at the office.
Copies of the Derry-Londonderry Retail Study can be ordered from the Strategic Planning Division (Tel: 028 90416700).

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