7.2 The Growth Point area will accommodate a whole spectrum of businesses, from start-ups to major corporations, including science, technology, retail, construction, green technology, manufacturing, aviation, engineering, and power generation.
As well as asking developers to contribute to local housing and infrastructure
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it has been suggested that local authorities could ask for local youngsters to be taken on as apprentices
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especially in light of wanting to create 'sustainable communities':
Futures Forum: Sustainable Communities
Train local young people if you want to build in Exeter, council leader tells developers
Train local young people if you want to build in Exeter, council leader tells developers | Exeter Express and Echo
Developers who want to build in Exeter should have to train local people in order to get planning permission | Sidmouth Independent News
Local Labour Agreements
- Local Labour Agreements (LLAs) involve a commitment from employers or developers to sign up to the Employment and Skills Charter in order to commit to try and recruit and procure services locally.
- Where 10 or more jobs are proposed, through adopted planning policy the Council will seek to enter into an LLA secured through either a planning condition or legal agreement (S.106).
- Smaller employment developments do not need to have an LLA, although a voluntary written commitment (for example, within planning applications) to try to recruit and procure locally will be welcomed and encouraged.
In order to help improve local employment and training opportunities for local residents, Sedgemoor District Council adopted an 'Employment and Skills Charter' policy in May 2009.
Under this policy, for employment developments that propose 10 or more jobs in total, the Council will seek to enter into a Local Labour Agreement with the Developer/ Applicant in accordance with the Council's adopted Employment and Skills Charter that sets out the following:
- An agreed % target for local labour
- A training and recruitment plan and
- Commitment to an agreed proportion of local procurement of services and supplies".
In the case of very large developments, the Local Authority may request some degree of information sharing and monitoring of the above, for example, headline recruitment information on a quarterly basis. This will take the form of clause within a legal 'Section 106' agreement or be included as a planning condition.
For developments proposing less than 10 new jobs, no formal Local Labour Agreement is required, although adherence to the spirit of the Employment and Skills Charter (i.e. local recruitment, procurement and training where possible) is welcomed within any formal planning application made.