Arup were commissioned to undertake an Employment Land Review (ELR) in 2019. This study has considered the following:
Economic context, including; the number, sizes and types of businesses operating in the area, FEAs, drivers of growth including LEP Strategic Economic Plans and draft Local Industrial Strategy, roles of strategic employment locations such as Humber Bridgehead and Goole, inward investment pipeline of economic developments, cross boundary relationships, and trends in working practices.
Econometric forecasts for the East Riding including; a ‘baseline’ scenario based on long term historic employment trends and assumptions in relation to the UK as a whole, and a ‘higher growth’ scenario incorporating additional employment to the ‘baseline’ scenario based on committed development projects, inward investment pipeline and additional ‘policy on’ growth.
Historic employment land take-up in the East Riding including the amount and type of employment land developed between 2012/13 and 2018/19.
Stakeholder Engagement, including semi-structured interviews with neighbouring authorities and LEPs, a stakeholder workshop with a range of organisations including businesses and agents, and a questionnaire sent out to local businesses.
Commercial property market assessment including recent developments with the East Riding’s key industrial and office sites, floor space availability, values and take-up.
Employment land supply, which assesses the amount, location, suitability, achievability, and deliverability of land available for employment in the East Riding.