The Lanner Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) was formally instigated in October 2016 to provide the means of expressing community preferences in planning policy terms for guiding future development within the parish.
It was clear from the outset, both to the NDP Steering Group and to the Parish Council, that the natural and historic landscape of the parish is a key asset to the local community and, indeed, to the wider community as it forms an important setting for the Cornwall Mining World Heritage Site.
For this reason, a separate group of community volunteers was set up to produce a Local Landscape Character Assessment (LLCA) for Lanner parish and this report provides the conclusions to their work. The full detail of the work is retained in the Parish Council office.
As well as providing environmental information as an evidence base for the Neighbourhood Plan, the LLCA will positively and objectively inform decisions relating to the siting and environmental implications of development within Lanner and will help to set priorities for future land management.
Moreover, the LLCA celebrates what is cherished about the landscape and identifies features and issues of value and importance to the community.
This study should provide a welcome reference for future planning and policy.
The LLCA Working Group comprised Elaine and Rob Lambourne, Fiona Brookes, Robin Hampshire, Chris and Helen Boswell, Richard Tucker, and Ross and Teresa Marshall.
The Group give special thanks to Kath Statham, Landscape Architect with Cornwall Council who guided them through the methodology for this undertaking.