Our Local Plan has now been submitted for examination. Hearing sessions can be viewed online here.

Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study part 3 June 2016

The council has completed a further assessment of capacity of the landscape to accommodate future Growth. This part of the study assessed additional areas identified through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment ( SHLAA) and the Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment ( HELAA). The study considered both the sensitivity and value of the landscape in these areas in order to assess the capacity.

Landscape capacity describes the ability of a landscape to accommodate different amounts of development. It encompasses both the sensitivity of the landscape to change and its value. The methodology for this study is based on 'Topic Paper 6: Techniques and Criteria for Judging Capacity and Sensitivity', prepared by The Countryside Agency in 2002. 18 potential areas for housing  were identified through the SHLAA and HELAA.

The report and its appendices can be viewed below.

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