LPAs

Actions

1.1 Landscape
Action Targets and Timescales Partners
1.1A Ensure all local planning authorities and other interested organisations have access to AONB Landscape Character Assessment GIS data layers and understand how these can be used as a planning tool
All LPAs supplied with GIS data layers.
2014
Hold at least 1 meeting per year with LPA or other partner to raise awareness of AONB LCA and its uses.
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1.2 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Action Targets and Timescales Partners
1.2D Explore opportunities for biodiversity offsetting with local planning authorities (recognising the mechanism as a last resort after options for avoidance and on-site mitigation have been exhausted)
Hold 'planning and development' seminar to discuss opportunities for biodiversity offsetting within the AONB
2014
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1.6 Historic Environment
Action Targets and Timescales Partners
1.6F Improve understanding and protection of the form, character and setting of historic settlements and farmsteads, conserving and enhancing their local landscape character and distinctiveness
Re-convene meeting of LPA officers to discuss development of design guidance (buildings, roads and road furniture etc)
2015
First design guidance note produced
2016
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1.7 Planning and Development
Action Targets and Timescales Partners
1.7A Review development management policy for local planning authorities in the AONB, helping to address LPAs 'duty to co-operate' and identifying differences and opportunities for greater consistency across policies
Complete review of development management policies for the AONB
2014
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1.7B Develop content on AONB website (linking to pre-existing resources wherever possible) to clarify AONB's role and to offer advice and guidance in planning and landscape-related matters
Develop AONB 'planning & development' webpage
2015
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1.7C Work with Lancashire County Council on revision of LCC supplementary planning guidance on landscape and biodiversity in light of the new National Planning Policy Framework
Meeting held with LCC Landscape and Ecology
2014
Respond to consultation on revised planning guidance
2014
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1.7D Develop design guidance (e.g. buildings, agricultural buildings, rural roads) based on the AONB Landscape Character Assessment to ensure development conserves and enhances the character of the locality
Re-convene meeting of LPA officers to discuss development of design guidance
2015
First design guidance note produced
2016
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1.7F Carry out an AONB-wide wind energy landscape capacity study, considering cumulative impacts and including landscapes outside but adjacent to the AONB
Secure funding for study
2015
Study published
2016
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1.7I Explore opportunities for biodiversity offsetting with local planning authorities (recognising the mechanism as a last resort after options for avoidance and on-site mitigation have been exhausted)
Hold 'planning and development’ seminar to discuss opportunities for biodiversity offsetting within the AONB.
2014
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4.2 Funding
Action Targets and Timescales Partners
4.2C Consider charging developers for pre-application advice (as many LPAs do) for larger, more significant development proposals
Investigate other AONB and LPA charging policies
2014
If appropriate, present proposal for charging policy to JAC for decision
2014
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