1.72 Throughout the UDP, both the overall strategy and the individual policies and proposals are formulated to be compatible with the principles of sustainable development. In particular, the urban regeneration strategy emphasises sustainable development by:

  • providing new homes and other buildings within the built-up area and thus respecting the needs of food production and environmental objectives;
  • using already-developed areas in the most efficient way, whilst making them more attractive places to live and work;
  • conserving the natural resources of wildlife and landscape, with particular emphasis on safeguarding those identified as being of special interest or national and international importance; and
  • concentrating new development and thereby minimising the use of energy consumption by reducing travel distances.