Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Comment ID /5019
Document Section Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 Economic Development (Key Questions) Economic Development - Key Issues View all on this section
Respondent Rusper Parish Council (Mrs Lea… View all by this respondent
Response Date 30 Mar 2020
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  • Support
Summary
In the light of the recent economic collapse, the emphasis needs to be on rebuilding and supporting the local economy
Comment

In the light of the recent economic collapse, the emphasis needs to be on rebuilding and supporting the local economy, rather than that word "growth" again. The emphasis clearly needs to be on encouraging businesses that reflect future needs, rather than propping up and encouraging the type of business models that are creating more pollution and claiming more of our local environment for profit rather than local needs.
Extra focus on education and training is important, to ensure that we have the skills locally to meet the needs of the evolving workplace.
Specifically, the sites in Langhurstwood Road would be suitable for intensification of use, but any expansion of these sites would be bad for the environment as it would lead to a loss of green space and wildlife habitat and a spread of the pollution impacts.
Any new commercial units should be required to provide electric vehicle charging points for the expected number of car spaces for staff and clients.

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