The distinctive character and special qualities of Hertfordshire's landscape are described in Landscape Character Assessments. Landscape policies in Local Plans should refer to these to ensure sensitive siting and design of development that minimises harm to the character of Hertfordshire's landscape.
Supporting local groups
Landscape designations, strategic policy and guidance documents
In line with national policy, the protection, conservation and enhancement of Hertfordshire's valued landscapes is promoted through a range of designations and strategies, including:
Landscape legislation and policy
A suite of European and UK legislation, and national policy and guidance, underpins the approach to landscape planning and management.
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Natural, Historic and Built Environment Team
Environmental Resource Planning
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