Hardly development areas though are they ?
For those of us of a certain age, yes they are. I think that you will find that it wasn't so many years ago that Cumbrian clubs were classed as development clubs in terms of the number of overseas players they were allowed.
My point however is one of perspective. Sheffield were a development club, as were Nottingham etc, a few years ago; before that the Cumbrian clubs along with Welsh clubs were in development areas; before that it was featherstone; and before that Cornwall and Devon. It all depends just how far back you create the artificial barriers of "them and us".