Landscape & Visual Impact

Local group on the circular walk route

Footpaths – something to treasure! – July 2016

on July 16, 2016, 6:43 pm

  The Neighbourhood Plan seeks to protect  important views to and from public rights of way (PROW) around the village. Interestingly this week photos have appeared both online (Twitter) and in the paper version of the Bloxham Broadsheet. Although not submitted by  the Neighbouthood Plan team  these photos do nicely illustrate the level of participation by both individuals and groups […]

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Bloxham S.E. from the air

Bloxham S.E. from the air

on January 23, 2016, 4:26 pm

An aerial shot of the extensive recent development that is testing to the limits the capacity of the, narrow, substandard pavements and roads  to village services.

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The importance of public Open Space

The importance of public Open Space

on July 4, 2015, 11:49 am

Natural England has carried out a survey of access in the south-east and note only 20% of the population have access to public green-space within what it considers walking distance |(300m.) This may not be surpring for urban settings but traditionally rural settings are much more generously endowed with public open space – not only fields but also space within […]

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CDC Banbury Landscape Assessment

CDC Banbury Landscape Assessment

0 on October 31, 2013, 9:07 pm

This document from CDC consista of a Banbury Landscape capacity and sensitivity assessment. It  is included here because the methodology is of interest if we are to consider including landscape sensitivity within the Bloxham Neighbourhood Plan. You can download a copy from here.

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Making higher densities work

Making higher densities work

0 on September 20, 2013, 10:49 am

This is a booklet from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) about making higher densities work. It is government policy, especially in the south-east, to insist on more houses per hectacre.  This is frequently not well received! This booklet  points out the potential advantages and also argues that many of perceptions about high-density housing tend to focus […]

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Bloxham PhotoMap

Bloxham PhotoMap

0 on May 29, 2013, 1:26 pm

This is now very out of date and also tends to have a disproportionate number of photos from the centre of the village. However – it’s better than nothing. We need to do an updated version. View Bloxham Photos in a larger map

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Landscape Capacity and Sensitivity

Landscape Capacity and Sensitivity

0 on May 22, 2013, 3:36 pm

  A somewhat academic approach from the Countryside Character Network that may have some  bits in it that are useful to us. You can download a copy from here.

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Oxon Visual Impact Assessment Methodology

Oxon Visual Impact Assessment Methodology

0 on May 22, 2013, 2:49 pm

Although this is actually about the use of VIA to assess a possible highway project it has a section on methodology that might prove useful to us. You can download a copy from here.

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Photography and Visual Impact Assessments

Photography and Visual Impact Assessments

0 on May 22, 2013, 2:39 pm

This is a short leaflet giving advice on photography to document visual impact assessments You can download a copy from here.

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Introduction to Visual Impact Assessments

Introduction to Visual Impact Assessments

0 on May 22, 2013, 2:25 pm

  This booklet from the Water, Engineering and Development Centre of Loughborough University sets out the basics of Visual Impact Assessments. You can download a copy from here.

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