Scott Brownrigg appointed to carry out a retail and employment land assessment for Dover District Council
In May 2012 Dover District Council appointed Scott Brownrigg to carry out a review of the district’s requirements for employment land and retail capacity. The project included: a retail capacity study; a review of the economic evidence base underpinning the Council’s employment policies; and an assessment of the sustainability credentials of sites for employment use using Scott Brownrigg’s Sustainability Appraisal of Land Development (SALD) method. Scott Brownrigg was assisted by the economic consultants Ramidus Consulting and the retail specialists Strategic Perspectives.
The four month study, which was carried out in consultation with Kent County Council and the four other district councils in East Kent, recommended which of the 17 sites assessed should be prioritised for employment uses. The findings are being taken forward by Dover District Council in a Land Allocations Document which is due to be published for public consultation in Autumn 2012.