Failand is within area G2, Failand Settled Limestone Plateau, of the Landscape Character SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) which is part of the new Core Strategy.
The landscape strategy for Failand Settled Limestone Plateau is to conserve the wooded, rural character of the area and enhance elements in decline.
Lower Failand is in area F1, Abbots Leigh Sandstone Uplands.
The landscape strategy for Abbots Leigh Sandstone Uplands is to conserve this rural, peaceful area.
These policies should be a salient consideration in any planning proposal.