Adopted Local Development Plan

LDP Supplementary Planning Guidance

Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance ‘Landscape Character Assessment’

 

Pembrokeshire County Council has published draft Supplementary Planning Guidance on Landscape.

The draft Landscape Character Assessment (draft LCA) will help understand the range and diversity of landscapes in Pembrokeshire (outside of the National Park) and the elements which contribute to them.

 

The Landscape Character Assessment uses information from LANDMAP.  LANDMAP is the all-Wales system where landscapes are recorded and evaluated into a nationally consistent data set.

 

LANDMAP includes five datasets

–     Visual and Sensory Landscape,

–     Geological Landscape,

–     Landscape Habitats,

–     Cultural Landscape,

–     Historic Landscape

 

which map and classify landscapes from the unique perspective of each dataset.

 

The Landscape Character Assessment identifies 29 distinct landscape character areas. For each landscape character area, key characteristics and qualities are set out. Changes to the landscape including past and present changes, alongside likely future changes and key sensitivities help to inform guidelines to protect, conserve or enhance areas.

 

This Supplementary Planning Guidance, will guide the Council when it considers planning applications which could impact on the landscape.

 

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER ASSESSMENT

 

LCA Introduction

(Contents, Introduction, Glossary, Methodology, Overview, Pembrokeshire landscapes, key findings)

LCA01 to LCA10

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 1: TREFFYNNON................................................................... 17

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 2: ST NICHOLAS.................................................................... 21

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 3: FISHGUARD COASTAL....................................................... 24

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 4: MYNYDD CILCIFFETH........................................................ 28

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 5: SCLEDDAU LOWLANDS.................................................... 32

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 6: TREFFGARNE AND PLUMSTONE MOUNTAINS............... 36

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 7: PELCOMB AND SIMPSON CROSS.................................... 40

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 8: HAVERFORDWEST............................................................ 44

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 9: JOHNSTON LOWLANDS.....................................................50

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 10: THE HAVEN NORTH.........................................................55

LCA11 to LCA19

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 11: WESTERN CLEDDAU........................................................ 58

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 12: LANDSKER LOWLANDS................................................... 62

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 13: ST DOGMAELS................................................................. 66

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 14: AFON CYCH & AFON TAF WOODED VALLEYS.................70

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 15: BONCATH........................................................................ 74

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 16: SOUTHERN HAVEN DEVELOPED.................................... 78

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 17: MYNYDD PRESELI UPLANDS........................................... 82

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 18: EASTERN CLEDDAU VALLEYS........................................... 86

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 19: NARBERTH AND LAMPETER VALE................................... 90

LCA20 to LCA26

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 20: JEFFREYSTON LOWLANDS............................................... 94

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 21: PENALLY........................................................................... 99

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 22: MILFORD HAVEN.............................................................. 103

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 23: SOUTHERN HAVEN INDUSTRIAL FRINGE........................ 107

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 24: SOUTHERN HAVEN MUDFLATS........................................ 111

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 25: HUNDLETON AND LAMPHEY........................................... 114

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 26: MAENCLOCHOG................................................................ 118

LCA27 to LCA29 and Appendices

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 27: TRECWN............................................................................. 122

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 28: TREFFGARNE GORGE......................................................... 126

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AREA 29: COSHESTON PENINSULA.................................................. 130

Appendix 1 LANDMAP................................................................................................................ 134

Appendix 2 LCA LANDMAP layers.............................................................................................. 135

 

Your  Views

Please take the time to consider the draft Landscape Character Assessment.

 

We would be grateful if you could send comments by email to ldp@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Alternatively post your comments to Julie Kirk, Development Planning, Pembrokeshire County Council, County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP.

 

Please ensure that we receive your comments by 5pm on the 16th September 2019.

 

Local Development Plans (LDPs) contain policies and proposals that provide a basis for decision-making on planning applications and for framing conditions on consented applications.  The Council's LDP was adopted on 28th February 2013.

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) sets out more detailed guidance on the way in which policies of the LDP will be applied in particular circumstances or areas.

SPG does not form a part of the Council's LDP, but it is consistent with its provisions and is cross-referenced to appropriate policies and / or proposals of the LDP.

Only LDP policies and proposals have special status (primacy) in decision-making on planning applications.  However, once adopted, SPG may be taken into account as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

Adopted SPG

The Council has adopted the following items of SPG to support its LDP, following public consultation and consideration by Cabinet: 

 

Development Sites

 Development Sites - Updated version, December 2016

 Consultation Report (August 2013)

 

Renewable Energy- approved on 31st October 2016 and came into force on 31st October 2016 

 

Renewable Energy SPG

Renewable Energy - Consultation Report

 

Planning Obligations - approved 12th September 2016 and came into force 16th September 2016

Planning Obligations 

Consultation Report

 

Affordable Housing- approved on 14th September 2015 and came into force on 14th September 2015 

Affordable Housing

Unilateral Undertaking

Unilateral Undertaking - Notes

Certificate of Title for Unilateral Planning Agreement

Certificate of Title for Unilateral Planning Agreement 

Consultation Report

 

Biodiversity - approved on 19th May 2014 and came into force on 20th May 2014

BIODIVERSITY: How biodiversity can be protected and enhanced in the development process

Consultation Report

 

Parking Standards - approved on 24th June 2013 and came into force on 28th June 2013

Parking Standards

Consultation Report

 

Future programme

The Council intends to prepare further items of SPG. Further details will be added to this webpage in due course.

ID: 2486, revised 12/07/2019