What this topic involves for us in Sutton – Sutton is home to a high number of employers and business types, ranging from self-employed individuals working from their own homes through to the larger businesses based at the Elean Business Park. Nationally there is an expectation that our rural areas will contribute towards a greater slice of the economy, through rural enterprise and innovation and through policies and strategies enabling our rural-based businesses to flourish. Are there any key issues in the Parish that present a restraint on business growth? Conversely, are there any business types that aren’t suitable for a village or parish such as Sutton? What is needed to ensure the Parish remains prosperous?
The following list represents the key business, retail and employment issues that were identified during the course of the Launch Event on the 3rd October 2015. Please note that some of the issues set out below may conflict as they are based on the correlation of views received from individual residents:
Please note: some of these issues may be replicated under the sport, recreation and leisure and local services and amenities section.
Issues that may adequately be covered by neighbourhood planning policy:
Issues that should be followed up by the Parish Council as community actions: