Performance Briefing 2006/07 - Planning - Page 16 of 17
Amount of square feet commercial property leased or sold
Performance in 2006-07
Our target was 1,350,000.
We achieved 1,009,765.
"Bigger is better" so we are worse thantarget.
Performance is worse than last year.
Comments on our performance in 2006-07
The increase in interest rates during 2006 has had some impact on the property market reflected in the lower than anticipated take up. However in Wigan there has also been an issue regarding quality and availability of premises and several schemes will come on stream during 2007. In addition there is a lack of business support within the Borough at present to encourage start up businesses or advise existing companies how to grow and expand. These figures however are derived from only the Property Finder Service and the actual figures across the borough may be greater. Work continues to promote the Property Finder Service.