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Indicators > Land Use

A key sustainable development objective is to balance the competing demands for the finite quantity of land available. The main issues are to minimise the loss of rural land to development and to maintain the vitality and viability of town centres with people living close to where they work.

Land Use Indicators

  • Land covered by urban development
  • Household numbers
  • Re-use of land in urban uses for development
  • Stock and reclamation of derelict land
  • Road building
  • Out-of-town retail floor space and vacant retail space in town centres
  • Regular journeys by car and other modes of transport for shopping, commuting and the school run
  • Investment in urban regeneration
  • Green spaces in urban areas