Retail and leisure study

The Newport Retail and Leisure Study 2019 provides an up-to-date quantitative assessment of the future demand for retail floorspace across the study area over the Local Development Plan period to 2026.

The Study comprises current retail and leisure trends, the assessment of key centres, market share and capacity assessment, recommendations and conclusions and five appendices including a survey of 1,400 households within a defined study area in December 2018. 

Although the Study is mainly concerned with Newport city centre, an assessment of the district centres (Beechwood, Caerleon, Caerleon Road, Commercial Road, Corporation Road, Handpost, Maindee, Malpas, Newport Retail Park, Spytty) is included.  

You are welcome to view the documents by request if not for commercial purposes.

Specific written permission from Newport City Council is required if the information is to be re-used for commercial purposes, even if you are only using extracts or quotes from the report. 

A fee of £250 is payable to use the Newport Retail and Leisure Study 2019 for commercial purposes.  

To request a copy of the report:

  • email [email protected], or 
  • telephone the planning policy team on (01633) 656656, or
  • write to Planning Policy, Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport NP20 4UR 

We will send an acknowledgement letter where requested, confirming use and advising of your Newport City Council licence number.