LCA6B Compton with Parnholt and Michelmersh Woods
Landscape Strategy and Guidelines
The Compton with Parnholt and Michelmersh Woods is most important
for the extent and quality of its woodlands. The overall strategy
is therefore to conserve the existing pattern of woodland and open
fields within Compton with Parnholt and Michelmersh Woods whilst
enhancing other habitats and extant historic features.
Protect the existing levels of tranquillity
Maintain existing field pattern and hedgerows
Encourage reversion of arable fields to pasture
Enhance links created by hedgerows between woodlands and shelterbelts
Woodland and Trees
Encourage the replanting of conifer plantations with locally native
Conserve, manage and restore chalk grassland
Maintain and enhance landscape setting to historic features and
Land Use and Development
Built form to reflect local pattern and materials
Avoid suburbanisation arising from introduction of inappropriate
Recreation, Tourism and Access
Encourage greater use of good footpath system
Minerals and Waste
Seek opportunities to restore the landscape of old and existing
quarries, linking new planting into existing vegetation pattern
Resist creation of new sites
The landscape impact of any proposed waste after use should be
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