The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) expects applications to take into account the principles of sustainable development and an overall assessment to be made. The three principles of sustainability development include, economic, social and environmental considerations. Quite often developments will have a negative impact upon the environment, but a balancing act should take place to assess the overall benefits of a scheme. If a good economic case can be made, this could be the tipping point to make the proposal acceptable, particularly for major developments.
Economic Impact Assessments can be used to support planning proposals by explaining the benefits of the proposal. Such benefits could include the provision of employment, construction involved, the benefit that the users or occupiers of the site would have upon the local economy as well as other considerations.
We are able to explain in detail the economic and other benefits associated with a development proposal.
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