In February 2007 retail consultants, Scott Wilson, completed a retail capacity and needs assessment of the County Borough's town centres. The seven centres identified for the study were Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Abergele, Llanrwst, Llandudno Junction and Kinmel Bay.
The study identifies opportunities and constraints affecting each settlement and provides an assessment of how best to accommodate future requirements for retail floor-space. The main findings and conclusions of the study are included in this background paper, summarised at Appendix 1.
The Retail Study also identifies a number of recommended actions for the Council to undertake concerning planning policy, highways, conservation, regeneration and housing issues.