SO7 - Maintaining a strong network of Main Towns

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To promote locally distinctive and sustainable development in the main towns, with sufficient new homes, jobs, services and infrastructure provided to improve their level of self-containment and to meet local needs.  This will be achieved through:

1.    Delivering a quantity and mix of new homes that responds positively to local housing needs.

2.    Ensuring appropriate infrastructure needs are identified and met to enable new growth.

3.    Building self-sufficiency and resilience of the local employment market that meets local needs and attracts new sectors and investment.

4.    Protecting and enhancing local distinctiveness and character of the Main Towns.

5.    Maintaining the transport services and infrastructure that make the Main Towns a hub between rural communities and larger settlements.

6.    Enhancing the links between the Main Towns and the surrounding countryside to support healthy communities.