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Monitoring Report 3: Employment

This report is one of a series of topic based reports which together constitute the Christchurch and East Dorset Authorities' Monitoring Report.

These reports will be regularly updated. The date that the information was last updated is indicated alongside each table/section as appropriate. Further topic areas can be viewed in the  Christchurch and East Dorset Authorities' Monitoring Report.

Employment completions

Core Strategy Policy KS5 sets a target of 80 hectares of employment land (B1, B2 and B8) to be identified to meet requirements to 2013 - 2028. Tables 1-12 below show net completions of employment floorspace and net gains in employment land completed, for each monitoring year. Table 13 shows the amount of available employment land as at October 2016. Table 14 shows progress on core strategy employment site allocations 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2018.

Table 1

Employment completions Christchurch - 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

type

net gain floorspace (m2)

area gain (ha)*

area loss(ha)*

net land gain *

B1

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

3,467

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

240

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

253

n/a

n/a

n/a

total

3,960

1.68

0.35

1.33

Table last updated November 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2013

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 2

Employment completions East Dorset - 1 April 2012 - March 2013

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

typenet gain floorspace (m2)area gain (ha)*area loss (ha)*net land gain *
B1

644

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

598

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

371

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

1,680

n/a

n/a

n/a

total

3,293

0.52

0.37

0.15

Table last updated November 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2013

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 3

Employment completions Christchurch - 1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

typenet gain floorspace (m2)area gain (ha)*area loss (ha)*net land gain *
B1

655

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

5,715

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

total

6,370

2.56

0.54

2.02

Table last updated November 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2014

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 4

Employment completions East Dorset - 1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

typenet gain floorspace (m2)area gain (ha)*area loss (ha)*net land gain *
B1

812

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

208

n/a

n/a

n/a

Total

1,020

1.59

0.23

1.36

Table last updated November 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2014

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 5

Employment completions Christchurch - 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

typenet gain floorspace (m2)area gain (ha)*area loss (ha)*net land gain *
B1

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

744

n/a

n/a

n/a

total

744

0.16

0.36

-0.2

Table last updated November 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2015

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 6

Employment completions East Dorset - 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

typenet gain floorspace (m2)area gain (ha)*area loss (ha)*net land gain *
B1

134

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

total

134

0.03

0.04

-0.01

Table last updated November 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2015

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 7

Employment completions Christchurch - 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

typenet gain floorspace (m2)area gain (ha)*area loss (ha)*net land gain *
B1

504.67

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

364

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

-470.3

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

total

398.37

0.012

0.07

0.05

Table last updated October 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2016

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 8

Employment completions East Dorset - 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

typenet gain floorspace (m2)area gain (ha)*area loss (ha)*net land gain *
B1

-165

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

-164

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

500

n/a

n/a

n/a

total

171

0.26

0.16

0.1

Table last updated October 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2016

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 9

Employment completions Christchurch - 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

typenet gain floorspace (m2)area gain (ha)*area loss (ha)*net land gain *
B1

2661.50

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

1,916.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

-2,446.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

29,592.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

total

31,723.50

7.72

1.16

6.56

Table last updated November 2017, using figures collected up to 31 March 2017

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 10

Employment completions East Dorset - 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

(source Annual Employment Completions Survey)

typenet gain floorspace (m2)area gain (ha)*area loss (ha)*net land gain *
B1

310.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

B2

2,618.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

B8

590.80

n/a

n/a

n/a

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

40,875.74

n/a

n/a

n/a

total

44,704.54

8.04

0.43

7.61

Table last updated November 2017, using figures collected up to 31 March 2017

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 11

Employment Completions Christchurch - 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

(Source: Annual Employment Completions Survey)

2017 to 2018

type

net gain floorspace (m2)

area gain (ha)*

area loss (ha)*

net land gain *

B1

-1978.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

B2

447.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

B8

42.40

N/A

N/A

N/A

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

87

N/A

N/A

N/A

total

-1401.7

0.003

0.15

-0.147

Table last updated February 2019, using figures collected up to 31 March 2018

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 12

Employment Completions East Dorset - 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

(Source: Annual Employment Completions Survey)

2017 to 2018

type

net gain floorspace (m2)

area gain (ha)*

area loss (ha)*

net land gain *

B1

2930.39

N/A

N/A

N/A

B2

-827.2

N/A

N/A

N/A

B8

-3000

N/A

N/A

N/A

mixed B (B1,B2,B8)

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

total

-896.81

0.268

0.220

0.048

Table last updated February 2019, using figures collected up to 31 March 2018

* Employment land gains and losses are not split down to the individual B use classes, as Core Strategy policy KS5 does not specify requirements for each type

Table 13

Employment land available 2016 (hectares)

(source SE Dorset Study, Employment Land Review, Workspace study 2016)

TypeChristchurchEast Dorset
B1,B2 and B8

61.5

57.6

Table last updated October 2016 (no further updates available as at March 2019)

Table 14

Progress on employment site allocations 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2018 ( source Annual employment completion survey)

Site/policyB1B2B8policy requirementresidual requirement 
Area

Area ha

Floorspace m2

Area ha

Floorspace m2

Area ha

Floorspace m2

Area (ha)

Area (ha)

FWP8 Blunt's Farm

0

0

0

0

0

0

30

30

VTSW6 Woolsbridge, Three Legged Cross

0

0

0

0

0

0

13.1

13.1

RA1 Bailie Gate, Sturminster Marshall

0

0

0

0

0

0

3.3

3.3

Table last updated February 2019, using figures collected up to 31 March 2018

Bournemouth Airport

Policy BA1 sets out a vision for Bournemouth airport. Core Strategy policy BA2 sets out the strategy for the operational airport and includes a target for projected growth to 3 million passengers per annum by 2030. The tables below show the latest passenger figures and progress on implementation of the Airport Area Wide Travel Plan.

Bournemouth Airport - Passenger Numbers (source -Bournemouth Airport Monitoring Report)

Year201220132014201520162017Target 2030
Passenger numbers per annum

694,695

662,239

662,470

707,168

667,981 694,660

3 million

Table last updated March 2019

Progress to facilitate sustainable access to the airport and its business parks: policy
LTP3 Improvements highlighted in airport travel plan

The Airport Travel Plan is currently out of date. The Airport has started preliminary work on updating its Travel Plan/Surface Access Strategy; and is working with Bournemouth Borough Council/the Business Travel Network to undertake a Travel Survey. Discussions are underway to promote a program of activity over the summer promoting cycling. The Airport is promoting the wider “Dorset Wider Commuter Challenge” among its employees.

LTP H-1 enhancing bus services to the airport

In January 2017, as part of the major network change by Yellow Buses, the route of the bus to the Airport was changed to B1, and fully integrated into the operators overall network. From 26 May 2018, the Bus Service to Bournemouth International Airport and the Aviation Business Park was revised and re-branded ‘Jetbus 737’. The number of timetabled departures was significantly reduced from 14 daily, 7 day a week, departures to the airport and 13 daily trips back from the Airport to Bournemouth, previously; to 6 return trips Monday to Friday, 3 on Saturdays and 2 on Sundays and Public Holidays. The change was made as the former,  more frequent timetable, was not financially sustainable, based on the passenger numbers using the service. The routing remains from Bournemouth centre, Station, Winton and Moordown. Travel to/from the Airport and Business Park is included in the 'Getting About' Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch area smartcard day ticket as a result of liaison between Yellow Buses, the Airport and the Local Authorities.

LTP E-1 enhancing safe walking and cycling routes

Following an unsuccessful bid to the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership for Growth Deal 3 funding; DCC submitted a bid for NPIF (National Productivity Investment Fund) for the B3073 corridor. NPIF bid was unsuccessful, but DCC continue to work with Bournemouth Borough Council to provide and explore cycle/walking links to the Airport and Aviation Park and deliver cycle links on the B3073 from Wimborne to Christchurch through the BIG programme.

LTP E-6 safe and secure cycle storage facilities

The airport has some cycle storage for their employees. The onus is on other employers at the airport to provide cycle storage to meet their own needs. They can get support from the Business Travel Network Capital Grants Scheme. The Airport assists the Business Travel Network to promote this scheme.

LTP F-1 more sustainable travel patterns and modal shift to low carbon modes

As mentioned above, in LTP E-1 , the NPIF bid submitted to improve cycle/walking links to the airport ,was unsuccessful. DCC continue to work with Bournemouth Borough Council to provide and explore cycle/walking links to the Airport and Aviation Park and deliver cycle links on the B3073 from Wimborne to Christchurch through the BIG programme; and to provide electric vehicle charging points.

Table last updated March 2019

Progress on development of infrastructure to support operational development of the airport (Policy BA2)

The terminal buildings were completed in 2011 and there have been no further developments of infrastructure as of November 2017.

Bournemouth Airport Northern Business Parks

The local plan allocates land on the airport northern business parks primarily for employment uses (B1, B2, and B8). Over the Core Strategy plan period 2013-2028 it is envisaged that 30 ha of new employment land may come forward across the north west and north east business parks (policy KS5). The following table shows employment completions:

Employment completions 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2017

YearHectaresFloorspace (m2)
2012-2013

0

0

2013-2014

0

0

2014-2015

0

0

2015-2016

0

0

2016-2017 7.4 29,592.00
2017-2018 0 0

Table last updated February 2019, using figures collected up to 31 March 2018

Employment provision in the rural areas

The tables below show completions of employment floorspace (B1, B2 and B8) on sites outside defined settlement boundaries.

Employment Completions on Sites in Rural Areas, Outside Defined Settlement Boundaries 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013
Site location

floorspace completed 2012-2013 m2

Use Class

B1

B2

B8

mixed B

Old Saw Mill, Hurn Court Lane

0

0

240

0

Henbury Stud Farm, Dorchester Road

0

0

0

200

Totals

0

0

240

200

Table last updated November 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2013

Employment Completions on Sites in Rural Areas, Outside Defined Settlement Boundaries 1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014
Site location

floorspace completed 2013-2014 m2

Use Class

B1

B2

B8

mixed B

Hurnbridge Farm, Parley Lane

379

0

0

0

Totals

379

0

0

0

Table last updated November 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2014

Employment Completions  on Sites in Rural Areas, Outside Defined Settlement Boundaries 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015
Site location

floorspace completed 2014-2015 m2

Use Class

B1

B2

B8

mixed B

No sites

0

0

0

0

Totals

0

0

0

0

Table last updated November 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2015

Employment Completions on Sites in Rural Areas, Outside Defined Settlement Boundaries 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016
Site location

floorspace completed 2015 - 2016 m2

Use Class

B1

B2

B8

Mixed B

Clump Hill Farm, Burts Lane, Mannington,East Dorset

0

36

0

0

Ferndown Forest Golf Club, East Dorset

185

0

0

0

Pig Oak Farm, Holt, East Dorset

0

0

0

500

120 Matchams Lane, Christchurch

121

0

0

0

Totals

306

36

0

500

Table last updated October 2016, using figures collected up to 31 March 2016

Employment Completions 1 on Sites in Rural Areas, Outside Defined Settlement Boundaries April 2016 - 31 March 2017
Site location

floorspace completed 2016 - 2017 m2

Use Class

B1

B2

B8

Mixed B

Bosley Nursery, Christchurch

1090.00

-530.00

n/a

n/a

Swallow Barn, Christchurch

-134.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

White Farm, Moor Crichel, East Dorset

n/a

1440.00

n/a

n/a

Twin Acorns, Horton, East Dorset

635.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

Woodhuish Farm, Holt, East Dorset n/a n/a n/a 682.70
Little Oaks Farm, Gaunts Common, East Dorset n/a n/a n/a 109.44
The Warren, Colehill, East Dorset n/a n/a 319.30 n/a
Holwell Farm, Cranborne, East Dorset 86.00 n/a n/a n/a
Eastworth Farm, Verwood, East Dorset n/a n/a 271.50 n/a
Nine Yews, Wimborne St Giles, East Dorset -89.00 n/a n/a n/a
Totals

1588.00

910.00

590.80

792.14

Table last updated November 2017, using figures collected up to 31 March 2017

2017 to 2018

Employment completions (net additional gross internal floorspace) on Sites in Rural Areas, Outside Defined Settlement Boundaries 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 (losses shown as negative figure)

Site location

 floorspace completed 2017 - 2018 m2

Use Class

B1

B2

B8

Mixed B

Clump Hill Farm, Burts Lane Horton (3/16/1470)

 0

5*

Nine Yews Cottage Wimborne (3/16/1772)

-312

 0

12-13 Dudmoor Farm Road, Christchurch

-363

 0

Total

-675

5*

0

0

Table last updated February 2019, using figures collected up to 31 March 2018 

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