Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Comment ID 8142177//10
Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM11 View all on this section
Respondent Deleted User View all by this respondent
Agent PCL Planning Ltd
Response Date 19 Apr 2013


Policy DM11: Landscape


Similarly to biodiversity (see comments in relation to Policy DM9 above), a balanced approach should be taken to reconciling the interests of landscape protection with the need to meet requirements for development in sustainable locations.

The skeleton policy provisions seem to assume a more balanced approach than those relating to biodiversity. However, it will be necessary to accommodate urban extensions outside existing urban limits in order to meet the district’s development requirements, and in so doing, some landscape impact is an inevitability. Any requirements for mitigation should not be onerous or disproportionate, and should have regard to the obligation to meet the development needs of the district.