Policy EN4

Areas of Separation

New development proposals will be required to:

 

A. Avoid the coalescence of settlements by maintaining the principle of separation between them;

B. Retain highly tranquil parts of the landscape between settlements; and

C. Safeguard the individual character of settlements.

 

New development proposals will be supported where they respect the following areas of separation as identified in the ‘Areas of Separation, Settlement Fringe Sensitivity and Local Green Space Study’ as shown on the Policies Map:

 

  • Melton Mowbray and Burton Lazars

  • Melton Mowbray and Thorpe Arnold

  • Melton Mowbray and Asfordby Hill

  • Melton Mowbray and Eye Kettleby

  • Asfordby and Asfordby Valley

  • Asfordby Hill/Valley and Kirby Bellars

  • Bottesford and Easthorpe

  • Bottesford and Normanton

  • Old Dalby and Old Dalby Trading Estate

 

In addition, new development proposals will be supported where they respect any Areas of Separation identified in a Neighbourhood Plan.