It is important to understand the sensitivity of a landscape when planning future change in order to maintain the integrity of the landscape and prevent loss of landscape character.
It is important to understand the sensitivity of a landscape when planning future change in order to prevent loss of landscape character.
Landscapes where the key characteristics have high sensitivity are vulnerable to change and risk the loss of the character which makes them unique and valued. Once lost, it is difficult to restore the sensitive landscape and its character.
In less sensitive landscapes, the key characteristics are better able to accommodate change and therefore the special qualities of these landscapes are less likely to be lost through changes.