We recently moved to Oz and we have bought a new domain name to launch over here. It is just a small run from home catering business, so searches are usually localized.
My original plan was to 301 redirect using htaccess and to use the webmaster tools change address function and then in a few months delete the old site.
I'm wondering whether this is needed, or should I just delete the old site and upload the slightly changed site to the new domain and request a google index. Anybody searching and coming across the old site would not be interested in visiting the new domain as we are in a new country now.
I will be changing content - i.e. where me mention our old town, this will be replaced with the new town, telephone number, address and email details.
Can someone advise what the best plan is in this case?