Retail hierarchy

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Support

Watford Final Draft Local Plan 2018-2036

Representation ID: 1926

Received: 18/03/2021

Respondent: Three Rivers District Council

Representation Summary:

The proposed retail hierarchy is supported.

Comment

Watford Final Draft Local Plan 2018-2036

Representation ID: 2031

Received: 18/03/2021

Respondent: Legal & General Investment Management

Agent: Savills

Representation Summary:

L&G’s previous representations to the Preferred Options (First Draft) Local Plan requested that the Local Plan make specific reference to the fact that Watford is served by a number of retail and leisure parks which provide vital large format accommodation, land uses and occupiers not found within the designated centres.
Despite this request the Final Draft Local Plan still remains relatively silent on the role that such facilities play in contributing to the overall retail and leisure offer within the Borough. Whilst paragraph 5.9 of the Final Draft Local Plan does acknowledge the existence of “a number of out-of-centre retail parks in Watford” there is no specific reference made to Woodside being the only recognised out-of-centre ‘leisure’ destination in Watford.
L&G would request that Woodside is recognised to form part of the established retail and leisure hierarchy set out at Table 5.1 of the Final Draft Local Plan.
Woodside should be formally identified as an ‘out of centre commercial destination’ which performs a role in supporting the wider retail and leisure hierarchy. That is that it complements the offering found within designated retail centres and ensures that Watford has a comprehensive offer to meet the requirements of its immediate and wider catcher area population.