Employment Land Position Statement 2020

We have prepared an update of the Employment Land Position Statement for October 2020, which sets out the borough’s employment land supply and forms a key part of the borough’s evidence base for planning.

The position statement:

  • Sets out what the Draft 2015 Employment Land Review did and where it was left
  • Reports on recent take-up and losses of available employment land and employment development
  • Reports on the long term trend of loss of employment land to housing development
  • Reports on the quality and quantity of available employment land in Wigan Borough
  • Summarises the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and its implications for the supply of employment land
  • Provides an update on regional scale employment development opportunities in neighbouring districts
  • Summarises the reasons why there is a need to widen the portfolio of employment sites in the borough to attract and help generate significant investment in businesses and jobs within the borough.

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