Hume Planning recognises the importance of the role of economic support alongside housing growth, and the need to drive regeneration and facilitate job creation and investment, which the National Planning Policy Framework strongly highlights. This will be of even greater significance as the economy starts to rebuild as lockdown controls are eased. For the Hume Planning team this can involve working with local stakeholders and other government departments to highlight the economic benefits of individual proposals. Making the planning case for bringing historic sites back into use and challenging policies in order to look creatively at proposals to encourage investment in towns to allow greater flexibility and support business is something that the practice prides itself on. These workstreams can range from helping a local restaurant to avoid enforcement to large scale employment provision as part of strategic masterplanning promotion.