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Proposals which meet compelling 'qualitative' needs for retail development will be considered favourably. In particular these types of need include:
Limited objectively assessed 'quantitative' need for new retail floorspace exists within the Plan Area until after 2026. No sites are allocated in this plan to meet this limited need. Instead, applications for new retail floorspace will be considered as brought forward by the market in accordance with the provisions of policies SPT6, DEV15, 16, 17 and 18.