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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Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study Part 3 - Main Report
Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study Part 3 - Main Report
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Appendix 1 - Maps of all Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity
Appendix 1 - Maps of all Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity
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Appendix 2 - Area Assessed in Brookmans Park
Appendix 2 - Area Assessed in Brookmans Park
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Appendix 3 - Areas Assessed in Cuffley
Appendix 3 - Areas Assessed in Cuffley
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Appendix 4 - Areas Assessed in Little Heath
Appendix 4 - Areas Assessed in Little Heath
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Appendix 5 - Area Assessed North-East of Welwyn Garden City
Appendix 5 - Area Assessed North-East of Welwyn Garden City
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Appendix 6 - Areas Assessed in Rural North
Appendix 6 - Areas Assessed in Rural North
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Appendix 7 - Area Assessed in Rural South
Appendix 7 - Area Assessed in Rural South
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Appendix 8 - Areas Assessed in Welham Green
Appendix 8 - Areas Assessed in Welham Green
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Appendix 9 - Areas Assessed in Welwyn
Appendix 9 - Areas Assessed in Welwyn