Council hits back at criticism over shop closures on Harrogate high street

Council hits back at criticism over shop closures on Harrogate high street
 

The Leader of Harrogate Borough Council has hit back at criticism levelled at the council, after concerns over shops leaving the town’s high street.
Concerns have been raised recently, after global fashion retailer, H&M closed the doors to its Harrogate branch, only a week before it was discovered that the town centre retail unit including Topshop is available to let.
But Richard Cooper, Leader of HBC, has hit back at comments that the retailers’ decisions are the result of ‘sky high’ business rates and parking charges.
He said: “I know some incorrectly blame the council for setting... read more

 
30 November 2017 in Art & Culture, Views: 32
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