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This zone is located in the districts of Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster. The zone is generally found along the river valleys on sites that were formerly used by industry and coal extraction. There are also concentrations of this zone near to the main roads and motorways across South Yorkshire. The zone is dominated by late 20th century landscapes of retail, distribution, leisure, light industry and transport. This is an expanding zone of very modern character but which does retain influences of past landscapes.