SO10 - Maintaining a beautiful and thriving countryside

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To preserve and enhance the natural beauty of South West Devon's countryside, and to avoid the creation of new homes in unsustainable locations. This will be achieved through:

1.    Delivering new homes only in areas where there is an identified local need.

2.    Protecting and managing the landscape.

3.    Contributing to carbon reduction measures by reducing the need to travel.

4.     Delivering digital connectivity that supports diversity and innovation in the rural economy.

5.     Responding positively to rural travel patterns through innovation and investment.

6.     Strengthening links between our rural settlements and the surrounding landscapes.