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Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028

Balancing Jobs and Homes

4.86 The Local Plan strategy is economic led. The distribution of growth across South Somerset is based on balancing the projected economic performance, hence jobs growth potential of each settlement over the plan period with housing needs. The Local Plan’s approach to balancing the distribution of jobs and homes seeks to ensure more sustainable and self-contained communities that are better placed to offer a range of opportunities to all of their residents. This approach supports the retention of strong, vibrant and healthy communities. Figure 5 below illustrates the extent to which the Local Plan distribution of new jobs and homes is balanced and reflects the expected job growth of settlements explained above.

Figure 5: Balancing Jobs and Homes
Figure 5: Balancing Jobs and Homes