PPS 4 (Draft): Industry, Business and Distribution
The Role of Development Plans: Regeneration of Previously Developed Site
3.23 Previously developed land can contribute to the overall supply of sites for industrial and business development and the Regional Development Strategy in HOU 4.2 recognises that there is a need to protect adequate supplies of such land for purposes such as employment and services, as well as housing, to help maintain viable local communities.
3.24 The re-use of previously developed sites can also support the New TSN Initiative, economic regeneration and physical renewal – in particular, helping to stimulate enterprise in disadvantaged areas.
3.25 The promotion of mixed-use development to facilitate the start-up and accommodation of small and medium-sized enterprises, as advocated by the RDS in ECON 1.3, can provide a mechanism to bring vacant industrial sites and buildings back into beneficial use.
3.26 Development plans will, where appropriate, identify and safeguard the supply of existing industrial and business land and promote its re-use where economically viable and attractive sites can be provided.