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Retail Impact Assessment and Sequential Test

When is a Retail Impact Assessment and Sequential Test required?

Policy Driver

  •  Craven Local Plan Policy EC5 Town. District and Local Centres
  • The National Planning Policy Framework


Required for all retail, office and leisure uses that are proposed outside the following centres (as defined on the Policies Map of the Craven Local Plan) and are at or above the centre's corresponding gross floorspace threshold:

Skipton Town Centre – 1,500 sqm

Setttle Town Centre – 750 sqm

Bentham District Centre – 500 sqm

Cross Hills District Centre – 500sqm

Ingleton Local Centre – 250 sqm'

Sequential Approach:

Relevant proposals for main town centre uses in locations outside defined centres, as set out above, will be required to demonstrate that there are no sequentially preferable locations that are available and suitable for the proposed development, and that the proposal will not result in a significant adverse impact on vitality and viability.