LCA6C Little Somborne Wooded Downs
Landscape Strategy and Guidelines
The area is valued for its quiet and tranquillity, which is threatened
by its increasing popularity for recreational use. The overall strategy
is to conserve the quiet and undisturbed combination of woodland
and open pasture of the downs at Little Somborne Wooded Downs.
Maintain distinctive chalk escarpments as features of the landscape
Encourage reversion of arable land to pasture
Maintain field sizes
Maintain and enhance hedgerow coverage
Seek further opportunities to create hedgerow links between woodland
Woodland and Trees
Maintain and manage woodland and coppice
Conserve, manage and restore chalk grassland
Maintain and enhance landscape setting to historic features and
Land Use and Development
Maintain existing settlement pattern
Built form to reflect local pattern and materials
Avoid suburbanisation arising from introduction of inappropriate
Avoid visual and noise intrusion from traffic on the A3057
Recreation, Tourism and Access
Seek opportunities to control erosion to sensitive chalk downland
landscapes from high levels of public access
Maintain public recreational car parks in a good condition
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