Policy EC4 

Other Employment and Mixed-use Proposals

Proposals for employment and mixed-use developments (incorporating employment uses) outside of existing or allocated employment sites will be encouraged where:

  • the employment component of the scheme can be satisfactorily accessed by service and other employment related vehicles;

  • the proposed uses are not more appropriately located in town centres;

  • the site is located in an area that can or has the scope to be easily accessed by public transport, walking and cycling;

  • the mix of uses does not result in an unacceptable impact on residents by reason of noise, disturbance, air quality or other emissions caused by the use of the building or the vehicle movements associated with it;

  • the proposal does not adversely affect land which is of particular significance to the form and character of the settlement; and

  • the proposal is of an appropriate scale in the context of the existing settlement.