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POLICY EP1 - The Protection of Existing Employment Land and Uses

The redevelopment or change of use of primarily employment sites or other land and buildings in use for employment purposes (defined as Classes B1, B2 and B8 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 2005 (or as amended) to non-employment uses will not be permitted unless all or any of the following exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated, namely that:

  1. past and present site-specific environmental problems or adverse local impact (as generally precluded by Policy DS3) require substantial remediation which cannot be feasibily achieved without total or substantial redevelopment of the land and buildings in question; or
  2. the physical condition of the premises is such that they are neither suitable for continued employment use nor capable of re-use for such purposes (in the same or another acceptable Use Class) without such redevelopment and that redevelopment cannot itself be achieved on an economically viable basis; or
  3. there is a surplus of vacant employment sites within the locality such that a marketing exercise has demonstrated that there is unlikely to be sufficient interest in the premises to generate an economically viable return; and, in all such cases,
  4. where the proposed development would provide a wider community benefit which outweighs the loss of the existing or possible future employment use of the site; and
  5. where any successor use or development would not restrict, prevent or in any way prejudice the continued operation of adjoining or nearby established employment uses. 

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