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Policy PNP19 – Safeguarding open countryside

Policy PNP19 – Safeguarding open countryside

The countryside is a finite resource and it is important to ensure that any further development in the countryside does not damage its quality and the relationship between urban and rural areas.

In the Rural Character Area shown on the inset plan (Fig. 6.10 page 53) where it is essential to retain the existing rural and landscape character, including its amenities, during the period of the Plan development proposals will be supported where they are in conformity with the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy C1 of the Torbay Local Plan and PNP1.

It is important to maintain and enhance our Rural Character Area and its relationship to the adjoining Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).