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8.1 The Plan sets out an approach to maintain and enhance the borough’s position as a prosperous economic centre and grow knowledge-based and high value jobs.
8.2 It seeks to retain and regenerate  the borough’s current employment sites and allocates additional land to meet needs, including on strategic housing led sites.  The approach has been informed by an Economic Needs Assessment (2023).  The plan also recognises the importance of ensuring the borough has a thriving rural economy and includes a policy framework that supports employment uses in suitable locations in the countryside.
8.3 The Plan will protect and enhance centres across the borough, and the approach  has been informed by a Retail and Main Town Centre Uses Study (2020). Specific policies support the revitalisation of Basingstoke town centre, contributing to the delivery of the Masterplan for Basingstoke Town Centre (2022).