Planned Industrial Settlements
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Planned industrial settlements are found within Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster districts. Within Sheffield, this settlement type has been considered within the Suburbanised Rural Settlement zone. Like Industrial Settlements, housing within the Planned Industrial Settlement zone has a highly significant connection with industry, often coal mining in particular. These settlements tend to be built in geometric patterns with green spaces at the centre of circular road layouts. The houses are generally semi detached or built in short rows. These types of settlements were established in the early 20th century although many went on to expand further in the later half of the century. Examples in the east of the county often had the most complete planned layout because they were new settlements specifically built for the early 20th century exploitation of deep coal seams. In the west of the district many industrial settlements had developed at an earlier stage to exploit the shallower coal seam that run through South Yorkshire’s coal measures. This was prior to the development of ‘garden suburb’ design ideas of the early 20th century.