A development proposal in the vicinity of an existing/operating or approved economic development use will not be permitted where it would be incompatible with or would prejudice the current or future operations of that economic development use.
ECD3 Development incompatible with Economic Development Uses
Policy ECD3 Development incompatible with Economic Development Uses
Justification and Amplification
Some proposed developments may be incompatible with nearby economic development enterprises, either already operating or approved. For example, industrial operations giving rise to emissions of dust or fumes may be incompatible with existing enterprises requiring a particularly clean and contaminant free environment (such as Pharmaceuticals and medical products, food processing, or research and development). In such cases, special attention will be paid to the needs of the existing industry for a clean/sterile environment in determining the proposal.
In other cases, new residential development may be incompatible in proximity to an existing economic development use, and may prejudice the continued existence of such use, even when all reasonable remedial measures have been taken to mitigate potentially harmful impacts. Where this is clearly demonstrated, the Council will refuse planning permission for new development in order to avoid jeopardising employment in the existing enterprise.