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24/10/2017

Nations & regions focus: Yorkshire

Words: Matt Moody

At over 5,000 square miles, the RTPI’s Yorkshire region covers a swathe of northern England. Encompassing the historic county of Yorkshire and parts of north Lincolnshire, the region is home to 5.3 million people – more than Scotland – and is ethnically and culturally diverse.

Geographically, the region ranges from the heavily populated former industrial cities of Leeds, Bradford, and Sheffield through the historic city of York to coastline and the rugged spaces of three national parks – the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the Peak District.

Economically, it is similarly varied. After the Industrial Revolution, Sheffield became ‘steel city.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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