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.

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Green infrastructure strategy

We have produced this strategy in partnership with Hertfordshire Infrastructure and Planning Partnership.

The document presents a picture of the strengths and weaknesses of Hertfordshire's current green infrastructure network. It also identifies priorities, mechanisms and an overarching vision to provide green infrastructure enhancements, with the aim of delivering a more resilient and healthier Hertfordshire.

Landscape designations 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


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Natural, Historic and Built Environment Team
Environmental Resource Planning
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County Hall
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SG13 8DN.