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POLICY QL23 - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

  1. Within the Malvern Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, priority will be given to the protection of the special landscape character of the area. Development that is not in accord with these characteristics or would harm the natural beauty of the area as defined on the Proposals Map will not be permitted. Development necessary for the social or economic well-being of the AONB will be permitted only where it can be shown that it will not harm the environment and the natural beauty of the landscape.
  2. When considering development proposals account will be taken of measures proposed to conserve and enhance the character of the designated area.

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