Southern Regional Assembly RSES LowRes

The settlement typology is based on the following principles for economic growth: • Harnessing opportunities for economic growth by supporting synergies between talent and place; • Building on identified assets to strengthen enterprise ecosystems and provide quality jobs; • Re-intensifying employment in existing urban areas, complemented by strategic employment growth in the right locations; • Diversifying local and rural economies to better withstand economic shocks and sustain national growth. Further detail on employment and enterprise enablers and strategic attributes for the cities are contained in the three MASPs. The key linkages between the spatial and economic components of the RSES are set out in Chapter 4 - A Strong Economy: Innovative and Smart. When allocating for future growth in the Core Strategy of each development plan, the Region’s local authorities will have regard to the settlement typology and apply the following guiding principles: • Scale of population and its existing performance; • Extent to which a settlement is located inside or outside one of the three defined Metropolitan Areas; • Scale of employment provision, number of jobs, jobs-to-resident workers ratio and net commuting flows;

• Compliance with the NPF (NPO 72) on a standardised, tiered approach that differentiates between zoned land that is serviced and that which is serviceable within the life of the plan, and the provision of cost estimates todeliver servicesand infrastructure; • Linking Core Strategies to an evidence base on the availability and deliverability of lands within the existing built up footprints. Such an evidence base will provide clarity for how sustainable and viable development will be progressed during the life of the development plan, including targeted timelines for addressing infrastructure deficits, delivering public transport improvements, delivering land supply, and transitional steps to achieve compact growth targets; • Extent of local services and amenities provision, particular higher education institutes, health, leisure and retail; • Extent to which sustainable modes of travel can be encouraged (walking, cycling or public transport); • Rate and pace of past development and the extent to which there are outstanding requirements for infrastructure and amenities; • Accessibility and influence in a regional or sub-regional context;

Sub-regional e.g. location of a settlement in relation to nearby settlements and scope for collaboration including cross-boundary collaboration for settlements adjoining local authority boundaries; interdependencies,

• Character of local geography and accessibility as a service centre for remote and long- distance rural hinterlands;

Southern Regional Assembly | RSES


Made with FlippingBook flipbook maker