Balancing Growth
Agreed Policy

Balancing Growth

We want to achieve a better balance in future, between growth directed towards the edge of town and growth located in and around the town centre. Growth is planned and will happen on the edge of town, but we want to encourage and promote growth in and around the town centre too. Different parts of the town can deliver different things and a greater choice and diversity of housing and workspace. Our aims are:

  • To promote more intensive development on under-used or empty sites in and around the town centre;
  • To promote better place-making in development planned on the edge of town with buildings brought closer together, creating more enclosure and attracting more activity including a better mix of uses and better connections into town and into existing neighbourhoods;
  • To encourage smarter working and better networks both physical and virtual between important sectors such as education, healthcare, sports and leisure, industry and business.