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7. BUSINESS, GENERAL INDUSTRY AND STORAGE OR DISTRIBUTION
   
Policy E1 Restraint Of Business, General Industrial And Storage Or Distribution Development In The Built-Up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt Cancelled by Core Strategy Policy CS16 on 15th November 2011
Policy E2 Areas For Business, General Industrial And Storage Or Distribution Development In The Built-Up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt As Defined On The Proposals Map
Policy E3 Areas For Business And Storage Or Distribution Development In The Built-Up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt As Defined On the Proposals Map
Policy E4 Other Sites In Business, General Industrial And Storage Or Distribution Uses And Sui-Generis Uses In The Built-up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt Cancelled by Core Strategy Policy CS16 on 15th November 2011
Policy E5 Change Of Use Of Part Of A Dwelling To Business Use In The Built-Up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt
 
  Restraint Of Business, General Industrial And Storage Or Distribution Development In The Built-Up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt
  POLICY E1
  In the built-up areas excluded from the Green Belt, planning permission for development for business, general industrial, or storage or distribution purposes will only be granted on land
identified in Policies E2, E3 and E4.
  Business, general industrial, and storage or distribution development should also comply with other policies in this Local Plan.
  In all the policies in this Chapter, the terms "business" "general industrial" and "storage or distribution" are as defined in Part B of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.
  For the purpose of all the policies in this chapter, the Council will carefully consider the precise nature of a sui-generis use and if its main purpose and function is closely similar to uses in Classes B1, B2 or B8, the Council will treat the development proposals as falling within the scope of Part B.
  Areas For Business, General Industrial And Storage Or Distribution Development In The Built-Up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt As Defined On The Proposals Map
  POLICY E2
  Areas for business, general industrial and storage or distribution development are defined on the Proposals Map.
  Within these areas development for business, general industrial, or storage or distribution purposes will be acceptable, provided that other policies in this Local Plan are complied with.
  Development for uses other than business, general industry or storage or distribution, will not be permitted within the defined areas.
  This Policy also includes sui-generis uses as referred to in Policy E1.
  Areas For Business And Storage Or Distribution Development In The Built-Up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt As Defined On the Proposals Map
  POLICY E3
  Areas for business and storage or distribution development are defined on the Proposals Map.
  Within these areas development for business, or storage or distribution purposes will be acceptable, provided that other policies in this Local Plan are complied with.
  Development for uses other than business, or storage or distribution will not be permitted within the defined areas, except as set out below.
  Exceptions may be made in the case of existing general industrial uses where it can be demonstrated that the general industrial development proposed would not cause significant deterioration in the amenities of the occupiers of properties in the vicinity of the site and Policies TR2, TR3 and TR11 in this Local Plan can be complied with.
  This Policy also includes sui-generis uses as referred to in Policy E1.
  Other Sites In Business, General Industrial And Storage Or Distribution Uses And Sui-Generis Uses In The Built-up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt
  POLICY E4
  1. On other sites in existing use, or last used, for business, general industrial, or storage or distribution purposes and where the use is authorised or otherwise law full, the Council will permit business development provided that other policies in this Local Plan are complied with.
  2. Clause 1 also applies to Sui-generis Uses as referred to in Policy E1.
  3. Where general industrial, or storage or distribution uses already exist on sites as described in clause (1) above, development for such uses may be permitted provided that the development proposed would not result in significant deterioration of the amenities of the occupiers of properties in the vicinity of the site and Policies TR2, TR3 and TR11 in this Local Plan can be complied with.
  4. Development for any uses other than business, general industrial, or storage or distribution will not be permitted on sites as described in clauses (1) an d (2) above.
  "Other" sites are defined as those sites either wholly, or partly, in business, general industrial, or storage or distribution use in the built-up areas excluded from the Green Belt which are not identified on the Proposals Map for Policies E2 and E3.
  Change Of Use Of Part Of A Dwelling To Business Use In The Built-Up Areas Excluded From The Green Belt
  POLICY E5
  In the built-up areas excluded from the Green Belt, the Council will grant permission for the change of use of part of a dwelling to business use provided that:-
  i) the occupiers of the proposed business floorspace are residents of the dwelling;
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  ii) the business use would occupy substantially less floorspace than the residential use, and a viable residential un it would remain. This unit should normally comprise at least 4 separate rooms, namely, a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom/WC, which are used for residential purposes;
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  iii) the business use would not adversely affect the amenities of adjacent residents, or the character of the residential area generally, including disturbance from an increase in traffic movements;
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  iv) other policies in this Local Plan would be complied with.
  Business is defined as Class B1 in the Town & Country (Use Classes) Order 1987.
  The Council will not permit the change of use of any part of a dwelling to general industrial use, or to storage or distribution use.
  This policy will also be applied to sui-generis uses as described in paragraph 7.11 of this chapter.
   
   
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