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Development within strategic landscape areas, as identified on the
Policies Map, will only be permitted where:
1. The form, scale and design are not visually intrusive and are well integrated into the landscape.
2. The development, either individually or cumulatively does not significantly harm the open character, key characteristics, valued attributes, or sensitive features of the area or important views.
3. The proposal does not result in unacceptable intrusion into the open countryside or contribute to the coalescence of separate settlements.
4. The setting, individual character and identity of adjoining settlements is retained.
5. The proposed development is linked to an existing appropriate use and cannot reasonably be located elsewhere, and provided it does not conflict with the above criteria.
Development for the purposes of agriculture, forestry, public access and enjoyment of the countryside, or community facilities that meet the objectively assessed needs of the local community will be supported if it meets the above tests.