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POLICY DS3 - General Development Requirements

Development will only be permitted where:
Environmental Impact and Implications

  1. the location and nature of the proposed development, including its relationship to, and impact on, its immediate setting, the locality and local communities is appropriate;
  2. the layout, scale, massing, density, materials and design of the proposal will respect the character and quality of the area and promote local distinctiveness;
  3. the development will have no significant adverse effect on the amenity of occupiers of residential property, or on neighbouring buildings and land uses;
  4. the amenity provided to occupiers of the development is satisfactory;
  5. proposals seek to safeguard and enhance features of landscape, ecological, geological, heritage, archaeological and amenity value;
  6. the development does not involve the loss of the best or the most versatile agricultural land (Grades 1,2 and 3A);

Design and External Appearance

  1. the development will not have an adverse effect on skylines and/or hill features, including prominent views of / from such features;
  2. the development will not adversely affect the landscape character of the area or the setting of existing buildings especially where these are of special architectural, environmental or historic value;

Infrastructural Adequacy and Accessibility

  1. both the local road network and strategic trunk road network will be capable of safely accommodating the type and scale of traffic likely to be generated without undue environmental consequences;
  2. development will not undermine objectives for sustainable transport and proposals can demonstrate that consideration has been given to reducing the need to travel and securing access to the development by public transport or by other alternatives to the car;
  3. appropriate utilities and community infrastructure are available or will be provided;
  4. access to, and movement within, the development is safe, secure, convenient and attractive to pedestrians, cyclists and people with disabilities;

Pollution and Public Safety

  1. proposals demonstrate how regard has been given to the need to minimise crime and promote community safety objectives;
  2. there will be no unacceptable levels of air, water, soil, noise, odour, light and other environmental pollution arising from the development; and
  3. proposed arrangements for energy, waste, recycling and water management are identified where appropriate.

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