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Settle Regeneration Study


The Settle Regeneration Study was commissioned in 2011 and undertaken in early 2012 by England & Lyle,  a well established firm of planning consultants, and amt-i, the professional consultancy arm of Action for Market Towns.

The purpose of the study was to provide a local evidence base on the local economy. The Project Brief stated that the study should be based on empirical research to obtain reliable and up‐to‐date information about the town centre, the town’s wider catchment area, the problems that the town is facing and views about how Settle could be improved in the future.

It was of prime importance that the study be robust, independent and intellectually rigorous and carried out to a high professional standard.

The funding for the study was raised from donations from local businesses, organisations and individuals.

The ‘Settle Regeneration Study: Study Report’ was published in July 2012. The report provides an independent and rigorously researched study of the issues, both positive and negative, that impact on the economy and environment of Settle and Upper Ribblesdale.

It was from a desire to address the issues identified in the report that Friends of Upper Ribblesdale was formed.