Developing a settlement hierarchy for the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy - Background Paper (July 2012)

A major element of the emerging Core Strategy review (rolling this forward to 2031) has involved reassessing the future roles and functions of the towns and villages, including a greater focus upon rural issues.  Defining a robust hierarchy of settlements is a critical means by which the overall vision for North Northamptonshire can be translated into spatial planning policies.  To this end, a background paper has been prepared, to explore alternative approaches to defining a settlement hierarchy.  It considers four alternative hierarchies and makes a recommendation.  This paper was presented to the Joint Planning Committee on 3 July 2012 and has now been finalised, giving regard to the Committee's decisions
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