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2.1 The Borough Council will seek to safeguard the parts of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and its setting, located within the Borough. Planning permission will not be granted for major developments or development that would detract from the natural beauty of the Forest of Bowland AONB.

2.2 In particular, proposals for engineering works, new buildings, replacement buildings, extensions or alterations to existing buildings in the AONB should meet the following criteria: 

  1. In respect of extensions and alterations; not to be seen in public views to dominate the existing building in terms of shape, height, materials or fenestration.
  2. In the case of engineering operations; not to detract from the natural beauty of the AONB.
  3. Not result in any loss of amenity for occupiers of neighbouring properties.
  4. In the case of replacement buildings; to bring about an environmental improvement and not result in a significant (i.e. no more than 25% of the volume of the original building) increase in bulk, extent or visual impact.
  5. In the case of a dwelling or traditional5 building; not include materials, components and finishes which are alien to the architectural traditions of the area and the architectural integrity of the building and its setting.

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