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Employment and retail

Employment land study

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires Local Plans to set out priorities for jobs needed in the area, and to provide suitable amounts of land for housing and employment.

Employment Land Review Update 2017 [1MB]

Employment land requirement study (July 2014) [3MB]

Updated labour supply modelling [234KB]

Employment land study update [2MB]

Employment Land Schedule March 2013 [34KB]

Retail studies

This updated district-wide study considers existing retail provision and future capacity across the three main town centres.  This document supersedes those published in 2006 and 2008.  It was first published in October 2013. In 2017 a review of the impact threshold recommended in the 2013 Retail Study was undertaken and can be viewed below.

Retail Impact Assessment Thresholds - Review (November 2017) [551KB]

Retail study update 2013 - Executive summary [377KB]

Retail study update - Final report [7MB]