City Centre - Shopping Zone

City Centre- Shopping

The objectives of the City Centre - Shopping Zone are to ensure consistency with the general objectives of the Strategic Regional Centre, and in addition, to:

  1. encourage development  of  a wide range of retail services designed to meet the needs of the wider sub-regional community;

  2. encourage commercial and professional offices in the upper levels of buildings so as to enhance the viability of retail development and facilitate the shared use of parking

  3. ensure development and re-development within the zone provides a high level of visual attraction at street level, and facilitates the movement of pedestrians between adjacent areas

  4. ensure the development of continuous commercial frontages and avoid disruption caused by vehicular access and car parking adjacent to the street

  5. ensure the provision of pedestrian shelter along street frontages and adjacent to buildings which face pedestrian thoroughfares or customer parking areas

  6. to enhance the pedestrian environment through the selective use of complementary landscaping.