Economic performance and spatial planning are interlinked. The economic fortunes of any area are dependent on the size and performance of its urban centres, its employment and residential areas and the capacity for new development, population and housing. Consideration of connectivity, migration, and commuter flows helps us to better understand the dynamics of change.
ekosgen work with local authorities, LEPs, private developers, land owners and investors to provide demand assessments, statements of economic need, and projections of job growth to support the planning process. We also quantify the social and community infrastructure requirements of proposed new development.
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Increasingly the planning system in England and Wales requires robust economic evidence to support statutory planning processes such as Economic Needs Assessments, Employment Land Reviews, Strategic Housing Market Assessments and Economic Masterplanning.
Ekosgen has a great deal of experience of providing clear and transparent economic intelligence that can withstand the scrutiny required by the planning system and Examination in Public.