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Protecting existing employment land

Local residents are concerned about protecting existing business sites. Industry, such as manufacturing, is an important part of the local economy but there is pressure from competing higher value land uses, particularly in Cambridge.  We will need to consider:

  • The future need for employment space, including for industry.

  • How effective our current policies have been, in protecting employment land, in particular, industrial land in Cambridge and employment land in villages from being redeveloped for other uses where not allocated for other uses in the plan.

  • Which key existing sites should be specifically safeguarded.

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