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POLICY DS15 - Employment Development in Category 3 Settlements and Open Countryside

New employment development in Category 3 Settlements and in the open countryside will only be permitted where the proposed development consists of:

  1. the re-use or conversion of existing rural buildings; or,
  2. the extension of an existing employment building; or,
  3. a farm diversification scheme;

And where:

  1. the proposal will not generate trips by heavy goods vehicles using unsuitable rural roads; and,
  2. the level of development can be clearly related to the employment needs of the local economy and local workforce.

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