Spatial planning systems and market towns in the UK

Principal Investigator:

Gordon Dabinett


Yoon Ho Park (Rural Research Institute, South Korea)


November 2014 - July 2015

The aim of this project is to investigate recent policies relating to market town regeneration in the UK, in order to inform policy development in Korea. The project has four strands - (1) an overview of the recent development of market towns policy in the UK; (2) case studies of market towns in the Yorkshire and Humber region; (3) analysis of regional spatial strategy as it relates to market towns; and (4) an examination of policy relating to the regeneration of market towns. Collectively, this will lead to the development of a set of guidelines for the regneration of market towns in South Korea.


Rural Research Institute, South Korea