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POLICY DS11 - Rural Settlements

Development to meet local needs arising from within the rural areas will be directed to the settlements identified by Policies DS11 and DS12 and in accordance with the hierarchy established by those and other policies in the Local Plan.

The hierarchy established by Policies DS11 and DS12 reflects the sustainability credentials of the District’s rural settlements and, not withstanding local housing needs for affordable housing, new development will be directed to Category 1 and then Category 2 settlements.

For the purposes of the Local Plan Category 1 settlements are:

Clifton upon Teme
Great Witley
Hallow
Hanley Swan
Kempsey
Leigh Sinton
Lower Broadheath
Martley
Powick
Rushwick
Tenbury
Upton
Welland

For the purposes of the Local Plan Category 2 Settlements are:

Abberley Common
Alfrick
Broadwas
Callow End
Clows Top
Hanley Castle
Holt Heath
Shrawley

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