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Settlement Study (2012)

 

Please note - the material below is part of the background evidence for the 2012 Local Plan.  More up-to-date evidence is being prepared for the new Local Plan Review, including a new settlement study.

 

The 2012 Sustainable Settlement Study looks at the Borough's settlements to identify the most sustainable areas to accommodate future development.  This in turn informs the Local Plan.  Although the final hierarchy will indicate the most sustainable locations for development, there will be other factors that need to be considered, including environmental constraints, local needs and the availability of sites.