LCA4B Michelmersh To Ampfield Wooded Farmland
Landscape Strategy and Guidelines
There is a delicate balance between the existing settlement pattern
and the surrounding landscape, which is much valued at present.
The overall strategy is therefore to conserve the existing settlement
and landscape pattern of Michelmersh to Ampfield Wooded Farmland.
Maintain the distinctive character of each settlement and its
surrounding field pattern
Protect existing levels of tranquillity
Maintain existing field pattern and hedgerows
Encourage reversion of arable fields to pasture
Encourage the replanting of former hedgerow boundaries and the
better management of existing hedgerows
Woodland and Trees
Encourage woodland planting, especially along the southern boundary
to link in with Sir Harold Hilliers Arboretum and Ampfield Wood
Maintain the existing historic woodland pattern and composition
Encourage the regeneration of young hedgerow trees
Conserve and enhance remnant heathland and unimproved meadow and
Protect watercourses and associated mires and ponds
Maintain and enhance valued habitats on disturbed ground as at
Respect the landscape setting to Sir Harold Hilliers Garden and
Protect the area from intrusive elements in association with the
urban fringe of Romsey
Land Use and Development
Maintain and enhance the existing quality of the landscape buffers
between the existing settlements
Protect the area from suburbanising influences and inappropriate
landscaping and infrastructure design
Seek opportunities to mitigate intrusive elements in the landscape
through appropriate landscape treatment
Avoid suburbanisation arising from introduction of inappropriate
Recreation, Tourism and Access
Encourage management of woodlands for public access
Minerals and Waste
Encourage replanting of existing minerals sites to create new
woodland in keeping with the local landscape pattern
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