Assembly Members will debate a report from the Enterprise and Business Committee looking at the problems of the country's so called 'Ghost Towns.' The report called for strong ministerial leadership and revised planning policy to help revive flagging high streets. It also highlighted the need for town centres to be championed at a local level across the country through better public and private sector partnerships.
During its inquiry, the Committee heard evidence of the wide-ranging challenges facing town centres, including competition from out-of-town retail and office developments, rising business rates and a lack of integrated transport planning.
Of the 21 recommendations put forward by the Enterprise and Business Committee in its report, 20 were accepted in full by the Welsh Government with one being accepted in principle.