PPS 2: Planning and Nature Conservation
Development Plans: Countryside Assessments
30. Countryside Assessments are an integral part of the development plan-making process. They are concerned with establishing and evaluating the assets and resources of the countryside, for example, important landscapes or features of the landscape, significant woodland, wildlife habitats and archaeological and historic features. Countryside Assessments may help in the assembly of information on sites of local nature conservation interest which could then be taken into account in the formulation of area plan policies and proposals.