We have established that within our community there are approximately 200 businesses.
We also know that within Brentwood’s Local Development Plan a site has been earmarked for ’employment’ to be developed in the next 1-5 years. This site is alongside the slip road from the A12.
We developed a questionnaire for the businesses to establish how we can help them remain here and prosper and are keen to work on solutions they identify.
Results have been returned and issues have been raised including:
- Parking for both customers and employees
- Skills defecits
- The shortage of affordable housing
- Mobile phone coverage
As over 60% of respondents stated they wish to stay with us and expand we have been looking at innovative solutions to meet their needs.