Local Plan Review 2020 - 2040

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8. Jobs and Prosperity

  • only 3.9% of our residents are unemployed (compared to a national average of 4.2%)
  • productivity and wages in the area, however, are both significantly lower than the national average
  • ‘Micro businesses’ are the most prevalent form of employer in the District, with 88% of enterprises having nine or less employees
  • the Review looks at how best to support the enterprises which provide employment
  • in addition, the Paper looks at the extent of Town Centres and seeks to ensure they are vibrant centres with a mix of day and evening uses
  • the Paper identifies an issue with the delivery of employment land and explores the reasons behind this and the potential opportunities for reducing barriers to provision

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