Bottesford NDP

Policy 1 
Sustainable Development and the Village Envelopes

1. To be supported development must make a positive contribution towards the achievement of sustainable development. Development proposals will be supported which address the following matters:
 

a) safeguarding the integrity function and character of the landscape and maintaining a sense of openness and separation between the settlements; and
 

b) being of a scale, density, layout and design that is compatible with the local, rural character, appearance and amenity of that part of Bottesford Parish in which it is located; and
 

c) conserving heritage assets including the settings of the conservation areas and list of buildings in accordance with National and Borough policy; and
 

d) conserving or enhancing biodiversity; and
 

e) maximising water efficiency; and
 

f) using sustainable construction materials and methods.
 

2. In the case of residential development in Bottesford village development proposals will be supported which address the following matters:
 

a) being located within the Village Envelope as defined on Map 4; or
 

b) on sites allocated in the MBC Local Plan; or
 

c) on unallocated sites where the proposal is up to a about 10 dwellings within the Village Envelope; and
 

d) where the proposal would not lead to a site becoming over developed and out of scale with the immediate character of the locality.
 

3. In the case of residential development in Easthorpe village development proposals will be supported which address the following matters:
 

a) being located within the Village Envelope as defined on Map 4; and/or
 

b) on unallocated sites where the proposal is up to about 5 dwellings within the Village Envelope; and
 

c) where the proposal would not lead to a site becoming over developed and out of scale with the immediate character of the locality.
 

4. In the case of residential development in Muston and Normanton villages, development proposals will be supported which address the following matters:
 

a) up to three dwellings being located within or on the edge of the Village Envelopes as defined on Maps 5 and 6 so long as the proposal demonstrates it is meeting a proven local need as identified by substantive evidence in accordance with MBC Policy SS3; and
 

b) where the proposal would not lead to a site becoming over developed and out of scale with the immediate character of the locality.
 

5. Development in the open countryside will be restricted to that which is necessary and appropriate in the open countryside in accordance with MBC Policy SS2.

Map 4 Landscape Character Zones
 
map 4.png