Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside

9.37 Whilst the focus for employment land is on Yeovil and the Market Towns and Rural Centres, a viable rural economy is an overarching strategic aim of the Core Strategy. Supporting economic development and allowing agricultural and land based industries to take up appropriate economic diversification is key to sustaining the rural economy, and maintaining and enhancing the environment and distinctive quality of the landscape.

9.38 The rural economy will be supported through policies which support small-scale economic development, re-use of existing buildings in the countryside, extensions to existing businesses and farm diversification.