Potters Bar ‘not a clone town’

PUBLISHED: 10:18 15 September 2010 | UPDATED: 10:42 15 September 2010

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MORE than two-thirds of all shops in Potters Bar are independents, a new report into the growing phenomenon of clone towns has found.

The study, published today (Wednesday) by the think tank New Economics Foundation, analysed a total of 87 towns across the UK and found that just 31, including Potters Bar, had retained their distinctive character.

A further 36 settlements, including Borehamwood, suffered the ignominy of being classed as a clone town, where more than half of the shops are chain stores.

Meanwhile, 20 towns, including WGC and Stevenage, were found to be on the verge of becoming clone towns.

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