Policy Statement: Economy & Jobs

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We need quality business parks, infrastructure and start-up hubs, and we want to keep our individual shops and cultural centres.

Uttlesford is a great place to live and work and should offer a wide choice of high quality jobs. We should benefit from the economic growth of surrounding areas and develop our own innovative businesses and support those that are already here.

We will develop plans to encourage economic growth, contest the conversion of viable employment sites into housing, and make the whole of Uttlesford a great place to work, visit and do business.

We will promote innovation and entrepreneurship; support our businesses and encourage others to come to Uttlesford; work to improve major infrastructure and digital technology such as broadband speeds and develop better links with major employment centres such as Cambridge and Stansted Airport. These measures will enable the creation, development and retention of a wide range of businesses offering high-quality, well-paid local jobs.

We will continue to promote our district as a great tourist destination, particularly through the support and development of our parks, art and historical assets.