The council has completed a further assessment of the capacity of the landscape to accommodate future growth. This part of the study assessed areas identified through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

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.

Forty six potential areas for housing identified through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

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Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study Part 2 - Main Report
Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study Part 2 - Main Report
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Appendix 1 Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Maps
Appendix 1 Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Maps
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Appendix 2 - Areas Assessed in Brookmans Park
Appendix 2 - Areas Assessed in Brookmans Park
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Appendix 3 - Area Assessed in Cuffley
Appendix 3 - Area Assessed in Cuffley
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Appendix 4 - Areas Assessed in Digswell
Appendix 4 - Areas Assessed in Digswell
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Appendix 5 - Area Assessed in Hatfield
Appendix 5 - Area Assessed in Hatfield
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Appendix 6 - Area Assessed in Lemsford and Stanborough
Appendix 6 - Area Assessed in Lemsford and Stanborough
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Appendix 7 - Area Assessed in Little Heath
Appendix 7 - Area Assessed in Little Heath
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Appendix 8 - Areas Assessed in Oaklands and Mardley Heath
Appendix 8 - Areas Assessed in Oaklands and Mardley Heath
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Appendix 9 - Areas Assessed in Welham Green
Appendix 9 - Areas Assessed in Welham Green