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Theme 2

A Prosperous Economy & High Street

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OBJECTIVES

To facilitate and support the growth of the business base within Moreton in Marsh, creating more jobs across a diverse range of sectors.

ACTIVITIES

PAST

FUTURE

 

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Cotswold Business Village.

Image courtesy of Michael Dibb, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14356902

PROBLEMS

Here is a summary of what this theme is aiming to address:

  • We need a prosperous local economy to help the town to thrive.

  • High Streets up and down the country are struggling because of the increase in on-line shopping and because of the impact of Covid 19

  • Whilst the population of the town has increased in recent years due to a significant number of new houses, with yet more in plan before 2031, there has not been a similar increase in employment.

  • There are many people employed in Moreton-in-Marsh, most typically the High Street shops, business parks or working from home. However, we believe that a significant number of people who live in the town need to commute out of town to find work and this adversely affects the vitality of the town

 

​IDEAS

Here are the main ideas that have been suggested so far at the consultation events:

  • Opportunity for lower-cost start-up units in the town

  • Additional office space and space for technology businesses to help create more, higher paid jobs in the town

  • A business hub in the centre of town for hot desking, home working, and networking opportunities

  • Greater diversity of uses within the town centre to encourage visitors to spend more time here

  • Improved walking and cycling routes to encourage more local residents to come into and use the town centre

  • Greater connectivity with the "out of town" retail at Fosseway Garden Centre and the Fosseway Business Park

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