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POLICY EMP 2 - PROPOSALS FOR NEW BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

PROPOSALS FOR NEW BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING AGRICULTURAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES AND THE EXTENSION, CONVERSION AND REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING PREMISES FOR SUCH PURPOSES, WILL BE PERMITTED IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA ARE MET:

  1. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT LIE WITHIN THE COUNTRYSIDE EXCEPT FOR THOSE PROPOSALS ACCEPTABLE UNDER THE TERMS OF ENV 8 (RURAL BUILDINGS) OR COMM 2 (REDUNDANT HOSPITALS);
  2. THE PROPOSAL MINIMISES THE LOSS OF GOOD QUALITY AGRICULTURAL LAND (GRADES 1, 2 AND 3A) AND DOES NOT HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE IMPACT ON AREAS OF ATTRACTIVE LANDSCAPE AND HIGH QUALITY TOWNSCAPE OR ON AREAS OF HISTORICAL, ARCHAEOLOGICAL OR ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE;
  3. THE SIZE AND RELATIONSHIP OF ANY NEW BUILDING AND / OR ALTERATION OR EXTENSION IS NOT DISPROPORTIONATE TO ITS SIZE AND SETTING;
  4. ACCESS AND PARKING ARRANGEMENTS ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S APPROVED STANDARDS;
  5. ADEQUATE LANDSCAPING IS PROVIDED;
  6. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON RESIDENTIAL AMENITY BY VIRTUE OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION, NOISE, SMELL, SAFETY, HEALTH IMPACTS AND EMISSIONS;
  7. ADEQUATE UTILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES EXIST OR ARE REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE OR CAPABLE OF BEING READILY AND ECONOMICALLY PROVIDED;
  8. DOES NOT PRESENT ADDITIONAL RISK TO THE HEALTH OR SAFETY OF USERS OF THE SITE AND DOES NOT UNACCEPTABLY POLLUTE AIR, WATER, OR LAND; AND
  9. DOES NOT UNACCEPTABLY AFFECT THE USE OF THE ADJOINING LAND BY VIRTUE OF THE RISK AND IMPACT OF POTENTIAL POLLUTION.

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