Martock Neighbourhood Plan


TerraceEighteenth and nineteenth century hamstone terraces are a characteristic of the Martock Conservation Area

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Policy theme
Local Character

National planning policy requires that all developments should be 'sustainable'. There are three components to sustainability, social, economic and environmental. This theme of the neighbourhood plan, Local Character, is about environmental sustainability. ,

New developments should not harm the local character of the community. Ideally they should enhance it. If a development does harm to the local character, it can only be permitted if the net benefits to the community outweigh the damage done.

The Martock neighbourhood plan will consider two aspects of the environment:

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The Martock Peripheral Landscape Study shows us where development can take place that does not greatly damaage the environemt. More...

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Martock's historic and built environment

Martock's natural environment