the Council considers that social and community facilities should be located within or at the edge of town centres. These locations are the most accessible and such uses contribute to the vitality and viability of town centres. The Council will only consider the location of such facilities outside of town centres in exceptional circumstances where evidence has been provided to demonstrate that there is a local need not being met elsewhere in the neighbourhood. Facilities provided in these locations need to ensure that their scale respects the surrounding area in terms of design. Furthermore, they will need to demonstrate there is no impact on the amenity of surrounding residents. This includes the impact of people coming and going to the facility and the impact of users within the facility when it is in use. Finally, it will need to be demonstrated that there will be no impact on the surrounding highway network.