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Looking at the plans in the real landscape

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

One of the things that makes engagement with this 31 mile long planning application is the difficultly of navigating the planning portal, finding your way around on its website and accessing the drawings that detail the proposals. Another issue is understanding what these drawings mean when you do open them. The red lines of the construction boundary are always wider than the 3 or 4m path proposals. In some areas there is a large triangle of trees or shrub land encompassed in the boundary. The planning drawings suffer from a very low level of description as to what that will mean in real life, in real space between trees and on wild, rocky outcrops and untouched bends.

Our group have asked to meet some key decision makers within the council, and a meeting has been scheduled for early January. We will be seeking clarification on the plans, and asking for the publication of larger images with more detailed information and interpretation so that the real life impact will be more easily understood, and people can engage with the designers and put forward more informed opinions.

If you have any key questions relating to the areas you are familiar with, please send an email to and we can add it to our list.

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