this theme is based on the principles of balanced economic development and settlement-infrastructure alignment, entailing well-managed and effective spatial development that is tailored to local needs. It supports polycentricism and compact cities that take account of territorial capacities and assets.

  • Population Density/Population Change - # of people per km2, Absolute values for change in population
  • House Completions - Absolute values or % of total housing stock
  • Modal Split - % of total number of trips (bus, rail, car, bicycle)
  • Land Use Change - % of total (building, road, domestic, green space, agri, woodland, water etc)
  • Services (hospitals & schools) - Travel time (minutes) to hospital schools)