Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

New Live/Work Units

9.49 Live/work units are dwellings with provision for on site employment use as well as residential occupation. These are supported nationally, and whilst they are an attractive proposition in theory, local experience shows that there are considerable difficulties in bringing schemes to fruition and ensuring that developments continue to function as planned and do not revert to solely residential accommodation. New build live/work units in the countryside will only be supported in South Somerset where the accommodation is essential to enable the enterprise to operate. The primary purpose of the live/work unit should be economic and not residential.

Policy EP5 New Build Live/Work Units

New build live/work forms of development will not be allowed by virtue of the fact that there is an employment element to the development in locations where residential development would not normally be permitted.