Employment, Retail and Leisure Study

The Employment, retail and leisure study forms part of the evidence base for the production of the Local Plan. The study was commissioned jointly with Taunton Deane Borough Council and was drafted to respond to the current (April 2018) National Planning Policy Framework and associated guidance.
The report assesses how much land or floorspace both authorities need to meet their economic needs, and looks at the main employment land uses (the B class and associated Sui Generis), retail (A1 class use) and commercial leisure.