Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

Strategic Employment Sites

9.16 One of the key roles for the Core Strategy is to identify strategically significant sites safeguarded for employment use.

9.17 A strategically significant site is defined as one that is critical to delivery of the Core Strategy Vision and could not be fulfilled without it. Most of the sites that fall into this category are saved Local Plan allocations, without these there would not be sufficient employment land in the relevant settlements to match housing growth.  This would result in settlements becoming unsustainable as travelling to work from such settlements would naturally have to increase as people occupy the new residential development coming forward.

9.18 The South Somerset ELR identifies the following 'saved policy' sites as 'high quality' or 'strategic sites', which must continue to be safeguarded for employment development: