Local Plan to 2030 - Main Modifications September 2018

Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy ENV5 – Protecting important Rural features (MM87)

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Local historic and landscape features, whether designated or not, may provide elements which create local legibility or reference points of meaning to the local community and can also be important in establishing character. Where such features have been identified by Parish Councils or recognised local community organisations in a Parish or Neighbourhood Plan (or an equivalent document), development should also have regard to the need to protect, or where possible, enhance those features.

Policy ENV5 – Protecting important rural features

All development in the rural areas of the Borough shall protect and, where possible, enhance the following features:

a) ancient woodland and semi-natural woodland;

b) river corridors and tributaries;

c) rural lanes which have a landscape, nature conservation or historic importance; and

d) public rights of way; and,

e) other local historic or landscape features that help to distinguish the character of the local area.