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PPS 4 (Draft): Industry, Business and Distribution
The Role of Development Plans: Mixed-Use Development

3.27 The characteristics of much modern industrial and business development is such that it can be carried on in residential areas without causing unacceptable disturbance and adverse impact on residential amenity. Development plans will, where appropriate, identify areas where low-impact industry and business can co-exist with housing, specifying the range of uses appropriate in the area and indicating if conditions or agreements are necessary to safeguard local amenity.
3.28 Major mixed-use sites involving industrial and business development that would attract a significant number of trips should be in locations that are well served by public transport, have adequate infrastructure and are properly integrated, in terms of land use and design, with surrounding areas.
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