Landscape

The following landscape studies form part of the evidence base to support the preparation of the Local Plan.

The Landscape Character Assessment forms part of the evidence base to support the preparation of the Local Plan.

The report explains what landscape character is and how it is assessed. It describes the main landscape character types in Rutland, referred to as High Rutland, The Welland Valley, The Vale of Catmose, Rutland Water Basin and the Rutland Plateau.

Landscape Character Assessment Map

A Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study of land around Oakham and Uppingham and land on the edge of Stamford in Rutland was commissioned by the Council in 2010.

The study examines the sensitivity and capacity of the landscape to accommodate new development and provides evidence to support the Local Plan in determining the most appropriate directions for future growth.

A further study was commissioned of land to the north and west of Uppingham to support the Local Plan Review in 2017

The Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study - Wind Turbines forms part of the evidence base to support the preparation of the Local Plan.

The study provides evidence on the sensitivity and capacity of the landscape in Rutland to accommodate differing scales of wind turbine developments.  

The findings of the study informed preparation of the Supplementary Planning Document on Wind Turbine Developments

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