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Paul Wilkinson
Saturday, October 18, 2008 14:49
NODISC - South Craven already a "town" in the eyes of CDC
Skipton is a market town settlement in Craven. Settle is a market town settlement in Craven.

It seems that CDC defines "South Craven" as a settlement that is smaller in size than Skipton but greater in size than Settle!

The following is taken from the minutes of a Craven Spatial Planning Sub-Committee meeting on 21 August 2008.

5.3 Location by settlement

a) Skipton has the greatest dwelling capacity (2600 dwellings) and 40.96 hectares of employment land.

b) South Craven has the second highest dwelling capacity (1877 dwellings) and 15.28 hectares of employment land.

c) Settle has a dwelling capacity of 595 and 4.63 hectares of employment land.

I can see no other way to interpret this than South Craven being the "settlement" created by joining together the three villages of Cross Hills, Glusburn and Sutton-in-Craven.

Monday, October 20, 2008 02:29
You have a definite point here webmaster. It would seem that the green bits inbetween the villages are seen as areas of opportunity rather than natural borders. I have an idea. Maybe we should come up with some proposals for these areas that would guarantee them as open areas instead of areas open to future building proposals. For instance maybe a golf course? or perhaps a wildlife conservation area where we could bring in unusual animals to live like Lamas or similar? Maybe if we encourage the area to be developed more as an area of local interest then we could build on the beauty of the place and use that as a strength?

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