LCA6F Rushmore Wooded Downs
Landscape Strategy and Guidelines
The Rushmore Wooded Downs is typical of the wooded areas of the
North Wessex Downs AONB scarp landscape. The overall strategy is
therefore to conserve and enhance the sense of intimate seclusion
and mix of woodland, hedgerows with trees and rough grassland within
the Rushmore Wooded Downs.
Maintain the existing relationship between landform and vegetation
Maintain the strong sense of tranquillity
Encourage reversion of arable land to pasture
Maintain field sizes
Maintain pattern of thick hedgerows
Woodland and Trees
Maintain existing levels of woodland cover
Conserve, manage and restore chalk grassland
Land Use and Development
Maintain existing pattern of scattered farmhouses
Built form to reflect local pattern and materials
Avoid visual and noise intrusion from tall elements and the A343
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