Employment Strategy

For North Uttlesford

Garden Community

Bidwells was instructed by out client Grosvenor to prepare an employment strategy to deliver an appropriate range and quantum of jobs to support a vibrant, new Garden Community of 5,000 homes in North Essex.

What we did

  • Undertook a desk based review of the economic policies, strategies and local economic context, and explored the potential for NUGC to provide jobs within easy commuting distance of the site

  • Reviewed current market and development pipeline (including discussions with stakeholders) to understand the nature of the commercial employment base in the area and the role of surrounding research parks

  • Engaged in discussions with local authority officers to align the role of NUGC with the economic and planning policy priorities and opportunities in the area

  • Calculated potential employment generated by commercial, retail, community land uses as well as job creation through home working

Result

 

  • Supported the local authority in progressing the North Uttlesford Garden Community site allocation through the local plan process

  • An employment strategy that supports a sustainable, self-contained new community, offering a broad range of jobs across business, retail and community infrastructure that will be accessible to the residents of North Uttlesford Garden Community

  • Robust technical research to inform the master planning process

 

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