This includes advice to applicants on landscape treatment of sites that are the subject of planning applications. It is essential when preparing proposals for new developments that landscaping is taken into account throughout the planning and implementation process. The landscape, in its broadest sense, includes everything we see around us - buildings, roads, rivers, vegetation, hills and valleys. As such, 'landscaping' should not be seen as something to be added to the plans or to the site at the end of the process, but rather as an integral part of site development. A building that sits comfortably in the landscape (including the urban street scene) will generally be much more attractive and acceptable than one that does not relate to the character of its surroundings.
Landscape Design Supplementary Planning Guidance was adopted in April 2005.
North East Lincolnshire Council also works in liaison with the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service and other partner authorities, to help conserve and enhance the landscape character of the nationally designated Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of which lies within North East Lincolnshire. See link on right side of this page.
The Landscape Officer is involved with and responsible for designing landscaping schemes for Council developments, preparing landscape appraisals and briefs for development sites, and preparing Supplementary Planning Guidance in relation to landscape and countryside matters to support Council policies and the determination of planning applications. The Landscape Officer works in close liaison with others to ensure that conservation, bio-diversity and sustainability are fully considered in relation to all landscape issues.
Our strategy for our parks and open spaces is called Green Space Strategy - Living Space