Ten small businesses not paying rent could hold the answer for saving the British high street

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There's a fishmonger's at Kingland <br />
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A complex of ten small independent businesses that are not paying rent or business rates could hold the answer for saving the British high street.<br />
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Kingland is an ambitious initiative aimed at breathing new life into the struggling town centre in Poole, Dorset, which people said had become like a 'ghost town'.<br />
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The new development has been billed as a 'boutique shopping experience' and the owners of the small independents do not have to pay any rent or business rates for the first two years.<br />
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The shops offer a diverse range with a fishmonger, zero waste grocery store, custom surfboard maker, coffee shop, gallery, restored furniture shop, fragrance shop, plant and interiors shop, design studio and a gin bar and shop.