The established vegetation and gently undulating landform limits views over the site from the local and wider area. Further planting will assist in ensuring that this context is maintained.
Views of the development site would be available within the immediate area, as a result of relatively limited existing vegetation to the site’s western roadside boundary and the currently undefined southern extent of the site.
However, views of the proposed development, when seen from these immediate locations, would be evident within the context of the adjacent built form, which currently forms the settlement edge and defines the southern extent of Wickham Market.
Views from the east and from the south also take in the existing settlement edge, which forms a prominent visual component within these views. Through the incorporation of the proposed landscape enhancements, it is considered that an improved settlement edge would be created, which would soften views of both the existing and proposed development.