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Community and Enterprise Resources

Planning and Economic Development Services

We prepare the land use context for the promotion of economic development, environmental improvement, countryside access, heritage and conservation activities and project implementation.

We also provide a regulatory service for planning and building warrant applications and monitoring on-site development.

Our key economic development objectives include:

  • delivery of the Council’s business support programmes including discretionary grants and loans, key sector support and advisory services;
  • support and delivery of employability programmes; 
  • physical regeneration and infrastructure projects, derelict land reclamation, town centre partnerships and management of community benefit funds;
  • external funding;
  • rural development through LEADER and social inclusion and sustainability in partnership with local  communities, voluntary sector and other public organisations.