Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

What will the Core Strategy Deliver?

7.8 Identification of Bruton as a Rural Centre will enable the settlement to grow and expand its identified role by allowing for additional growth to encourage greater self-containment and broaden the employment base.

7.9 To enable the settlement to grow and continue to expand modestly it’s role 120 houses and 1 hectare of employment land are required to be developed to 2026. The additional 120 dwellings reflects the level of growth identified as required beyond existing commitments from the Cluster workshops. These dwellings need to be of mixed size although there is a perceived need for family housing and supported elderly person accommodation. The level of employment growth is derived from the employment needs for Bruton from the Employment Land Review (ELR) and will assist in strengthening the range of employment opportunities in the town.

To be delivered through the Core Strategy 2006-2026 - 1 hectare
Gross Need - 1.17ha
Supply         - 0.56ha
Net Need     - 0.61ha

7.10 There is virtually no supply of employment land in Bruton,  but additional land is required to support the additional housing growth and widen the employment base. As this 1 hectare is not strategically significant it should be delivered through the Development Management process so providing a flexible and early response to provision.