LCA10A East Dean Chalk Downland
Landscape Strategy and Guidelines
East Dean Chalk Downland is noted for its open contrast with the
adjacent River Dun and its chalk downland features and habitats.
The overall strategy is therefore to conserve and enhance these
features and the quiet open rural character of East Dean Chalk Downland.
Maintain sense of remoteness and tranquillity
Protect significant open vistas from visual intrusion
Seek opportunities to retain remaining small areas of pasture
Discourage further amalgamation of fields and loss of hedgerows
Encourage sustainable farming practices with a view to minimising
the impact of new farming infrastructure and methods including spraying
and fertiliser applications
Encourage new farm buildings to be well sited and integrated into
Encourage careful siting of new energy crops in keeping with the
local landscape pattern and to create a positive contribution to
Restore lost and fragmented hedgerows on former hedgerow lines
Woodland and Trees
Seek opportunities for new woodland planting to link existing
wooded areas and integrate modern development into the landscape
Promote good management of woodlands
Conserve, restore and manage remnant areas of unimproved chalk
Avoid further erosion of farmland biodiversity due to intensive
Seek opportunities to extend and link unimproved grassland and
Avoid further erosion of historic landscapes due to modern agricultural
Land Use and Development
Development to respond to the local characteristics of the landscape
Avoid intrusive development of tall and large structures except
where they can be integrated into the landscape successfully
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