Saffron Walden is an ancient market town whose history is based upon acting as a hub for the local area and providing a location for people to work and trade. Whilst the town still has an active market and many small and a few medium-sized businesses, things have moved on in the wider economy.
We sit near a (relatively) quick railway line into London. We are on the edge of the Cambridge hi-tech triangle, and Stansted Airport is a close-by European travel hub.
Our Neighbourhood Plan will allow us to guide the Saffron Walden economy and business environment. But we’ll have to answer a few questions first, such as:
- What does it mean to be a 21st Century Market Town?
- How does the town and its businesses cash-in on its proximity to the Cambridge and London job markets?
- How to we encourage people to visit and shop in our town?
- How do we support our local business traders?
- Which parts of the town are the right areas for industry and commercial businesses, and what types could we hope to attract?
- What infrastructure is required to bring new businesses to Saffron Walden?
- What do our surrounding villages, such as Little Walden, Newport, Ashdon and Debden need from Saffron Walden?
Title: Focus Group Meeting Notes: Business & Local Economy (pdf)
Date: 7-December-2016 | Type: pdf | Size: 87,731 bytes.
Categories: Business & Economy, Meeting Minutes
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