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The simple fact of a unified landscape we might consider representative of an historic record,
a unique trust, an identity as of our own - the landscape an icon, a temperature guage for the
realism of our consumption for future generations, an inspiration for their opportunities, their
responsibilities, their prosperity.
Unity makes sense for us in how landscape and townscape have evolved and are evolving from
the past to the future, avoiding, that is, erratic discontinuity that takes out promient elements in
order to replace their significance with solely commercial elements.
An environment could be considered to belong essentially to particular ethics, continuity,
community involvement and acknowledgement that are obviously harmonious.
Such on reflection might consider it a matter of personal individual choice whether to retain
elements that are not of ecological, social or unique significance of historic terms.
If new development is to be of any use it must complement its surroundings from and to which
it can add creativity. It can only exceptionally afford to provide and rarely to replace this from
scratch except in iconic expensive developments. An environment can be incredibly sophisticated
in this context, as such a very welcome key support and relief for the community, a real investment
for the future in the way our traditonal building and site skills have been.
Landscape as our most
cutting and significant sustainable resource efficient not only in
securing integral sustainable land
use environments but also for indicating and stimulating improved investment and regeneration.
Should we ever need otherwise to contemplate landscape or townscape?


Few things seem capable of inspiring awe to the same extent as landscape.

For perhaps most of us perhaps the landscape has intrinsic ecological and socio cultural values

stimulating responses helping to broaden our perspectives, open our thoughts, our levels of



Evident and defining even soaring character often seems available in very few other instances.

We appreciate thoughts of unique character of the qualities of landscape even of relatively

intangible elements reflecting discernment and sensibilities.

Landscape has timeless qualities and associations for us.

Only through a positive evidently appreciative supportive association can we fully define the

subtleties of landscapes especially the contribution they make to encourage unique qualities of
environment and personal reflection.
Land form ecologies provide us with highly appreciated visual insights at every point and turn
through unifying uses, land and environment.
Realism in depth unavailable elsewhere our heritage supporting justified character and appreciation.
As as at times with private landscapes and herbacious borders brilliantly defining and creating
visual and sensory perspectives of scale and time, we are able to define uniquely perceptive
qualities in landscape refreshing our spirits opening and leading our thoughts to appreciate
the whole essence of character.


Landscapes open our appreciation of time and spaces, not least for us to reflect, one reason 

perhaps towards why we seek to invest our levels of discernment and opinion to
ensure benefit for future generations.
Landscapes constitute all dimensions of life.

Attempting to alter or de-sensitise or change the equilibriums of such evidential character risks

alienating trust on a massive scale, rarely to be ignored or forgotten. Indeed, landscape presents
a quality of shared approval that can be far more significant than might initially be expected to be


Qualities of landscape often appear best viewed in terms of equilibrium.

Extensive land forms and characteristics of topography are to a literal extent most subtlety defined

in reflective cloud conditions which can so radically enhance and affect ability to see through
views, particularly over the preeminent significance of distance.

Where significant elevations or features are so often a key element of our perception of panoramas

their protection and that of their full surrounds within landscape requires our utmost concern.
No one indeed may own a view independently of the land but we and future generations can inspire
ourselves to uphold such evident integrities in all their proportions and unique historic significance.


Landscapes are issues of renowned quality able to inspire us artistically as well as in intellect, feelings

and emotions of appreciating stature.

There seems something culturally vital in our assumption of our ability to interact meaningfully with

with landscapes, nature and environment. Their latent quality and active necessity is with us always
for each of us acknowledging a moral responsibility and heritage.


Landscapes can be of specific, spectacular and unusual quality a defining sensory, cultural and

ecological climax on various scales from the blue isoprene haze of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the
Appalachians to the dramatic isolated ascent of the Malverns on the Severn Plain.

Viewed from a different but no less valuable perspective those handful of villages below the northern

Cotswold outcrop of Bredon seem within the palms of our hands each village with its medieval stone

church seemingly within throwing distance of the other. This is a spectacular definition of life and
landscape of an intimate intrinsic value not just an exclusively personal one a composure resonating
in the closeness of time and tranquility.


Views are all about discerning potentials especially our own.

We discern the strengths, balance, segments and frameworks of views. We invest views with

our own appreciation of their significance, intrinsic and visual, our landscapes in ourselves.
We can rightly feel part of their historic continuity of relevance and appreciation.
For each of us as individuals our landscapes are uniquely personal.

Some views are obviously of spectacular independence in their scale and significance.

Views though do too often become meaningless in terms of their vision for us, of diminished scale

and stature if they are eroded by development especially that unrelated to production from the land.
Literally filling in landscape is never supportable and risks significant alienation of an unsupportable
trend for future landscapes.
We literally look beyond and in front of landscapes and panoramas to appreciate their fullness and 
creation of unique scales of significance for us historically and personally not least of a wider
obligated knowledge of other landscapes of equally unique integrities and identities.
Landscape has various personal and practical utilities for each of us as part of our own personal and
shared heritage.
Our own acquaintanceship and familiarisation are as significant as any.

Just as landscape is of independent uniqueness it encourages us to exercise an independent frame of

mind and thought free to live, think and openly speak our minds. Few might disagree that our place
in the landscape is an incomparable realism, an intellectual frame of significance and inspiration
even evocative helping us discern our contexts of belonging and cultural heritage never inhibiting us.
Each of us has his or her own personal reciprocation of the landscape, a sense of personal space
and time.
It is one of the very few sounding boards that gives us a very real sense of perception and proportion
of something intrinsically realistic and valuable in our lives. Natural ecology, land forms and integral
views are an underlying reality for us. Even the towers and spires of cathedrals seem set t inspire us
through landscapes. 

But the sheer extent of sprawling modern urbanised development vies for visual significance,

confronting in terms of mass, scale and spread. It and ourselves often seek to impose and replace

rather than to complement significant landscape potential.
That almost uniquely tedious uniform conformity of most modern buildings has no place in the unique
individual realities and varieties of landscape. 

In historic landscapes we see and appreciate evident and sustained qualities of place and trust, of 
efficiencies and integrities which in simple modern terms development does not seem capable even of
attempting to discern, instead choosing to ignore and replace full significance, not least where
most have none other themselves.
We assume that even our most anonymous plans can be read on the ground.
But most appear ignominiously restrictive concealing overlaid unfamiliar unoriginal character traits of
unpredictable unrecognisable cumulative effects for which we inconceivably have no consideration or
interest of
place. Instead they extend through our provenance and on our behalf an anonymous
 of which we can only hope to ignore.
Unfortunately the current overpowering scale of the comprehensive nature of modern urbanised
development means that such now comes 'gift wrapped' not consistently worked, honed and enhanced
in the classic acknowledgement of landscape and settlement quality. Emphasis of mean modernity has
long since left us whosoever with little if any flexible, personal utilisable space or landscape.
Such supinely simplistic multiplier demands leaving little if any room for future heritage or
Simple fixation with concentric circles leading to massively confined thinking and over-consumed 
nonsustainable 'multiplier' cumulative land takes leads us to depleted reinvestment in others.
Strategic labels are nonsensical ambiguities to effective communities representation and economics
and may even be seen as an excuse specifically to avoid both environment and communities. 
Real personal familiarity and investment in our environment is essential for the placing of our industry
and businesses to support their own indigenous growth and integrities. Only the fullest local community
stewardship and appreciation of our heritage and environment provides such level of informed discernment.
But menial directives and demands too often extend their own influence to instigate simplistic landscape
judgements of 'thin air', reduced development character and opportunities for what is culturally devoid.
Instead of constraining sterile standardisations and stereotypes groupings our open appreciable
investment in spatial landscape is consistently reduced.
Since not being seen in terms of real economy or policy real landscapes interactive with views, ecological
features and production from the land are neither included nor involved.
Continuity in our landscapes is enablement to proceed effectively to appreciate and utilise real character,
beauty and identity.
An acknowledged case currently being announced for an English Countryside by the chairman of a
national agency for the proactive protection of the beauty of the countryside in terms of securing effective
regard for this as something special needful of preservation and enhancement in the face of what have
consistently been inadequate safeguards.
Surely this is a means of encouraging us to make that more active, positive contribution of seeking to
secure, preserve and enhance countryside specifically both as existing and latent qualities of beauty
with regard to any development issues.
Where we have something very special that is under any kind of threat we need to actively preserve and
promote all of this resource with every means at our disposal.
We might consider one of village life's most attractive facets to be the facility that practically everybody
who wishes to can be assumed to have an active, often personal, interest in development in their immediate
neighbourhood in which they live and associate. In larger urban areas it is appalling to view the direct and
indirect political representative interests in property development propaganda particularly its supportive
vested interests to the effective exclusion of what is a discerning populace.
No representative should be (re)elected with such obvious conflict of interest, direct or indirect.
Nor should any interest they leave behind assume such influence.
Our heritage is not something to be subjected to the influence of other parties than identifiably ourselves nor
especially their insitutionalised imperatives.
Political self-interest in property development is embedded.
Developing green areas is promoted adroitly, consistently and with utter banality as a means of not having
to secure effective improvement in redeveloping areas of what are most often appallingly negative,
underinvested environmental amenities of the majority of modern urban
, man supposedly of social concern.
Landscape is effectively being cut up and subjected to every pollutive political effect for which we will in
equal measure undoubtedly lack the intent, ability, wit and detail to deal with.
The term estate is now purely descriptive of an impaired wider industrial condition, an ethic most often
concerning 'mass' housing development of a scale of purile narrow placement, defined in diminution,
demeaned in definition.
Neither urban sprawl nor unique intrusion in landscape is any longer incremental in openly replacing the
character even of world famous panoramic views.
The Birdlip Escarpment over the Severn Plain to the Black Mountains of Wales, the residence of the
Spanish composer Falla over the Grenada Plain choose what you will there are innumerable examples of
famous landscapes simply and literally being filled in. To think that we have or are protecting these is in all
sincerity likely to mean acknowledging that we have now reached the point where we openly recognise that
we have already destroyed their full significance, integrity and identity and undoubtedly with this much of
our own.
Our landscape once gone can not be reinvented, reinvested nor even reinvigorated in those same unique
circumstances and qualities of constraints and fortuitous achievements. Without very substantial hinterlands
one can not hope to see reinstated any degree of landscape infrastructure nor of integration previously extant.
Consistent access to unimpaired landscape has long since gone beyond the point where this can be meaningfully
restored or improved and continues the more so, a situation that seems to be accepted, however reluctantly,
as a common state of affairs.
The scale of urban change in our landscapes has been openly replacing the character of our landscapes.
We are seemingly unable and unwilling even to measure this effectively.
But few things can be more devastating, disappointing and regretted as much as reflecting upon a demeaned
landscape, a significance in part or whole.
Do we really accept living purely within industrial parameters, of accepting everything as simple factors of
We may think we live in a post primary industrial society but surely not.
Most of us have seen development in the landscape that we must openly acknowledge as jarring to our senses,
our sensibilities and as irreversible.
Landscape, though, is and should be a dominant theme of unity. We should and would have it no other way.
We know it has to be significant as a large primary resource and that we need to consider it in the raw.
The best parts of a landscape seem to knit together positively to emphasise and reinforce their integration
as a consistently revitalising, renewable resource.
We inherently seem to appreciate it should not be made to suffer invasive damage, that it should be respected.
Changing our landscapes even at micro levels changes how we perceive both the nature and character of
our communities and settlements. Such are not capable of projection but are assimmilation of the qualities
of previous real hard won land use landscape investments and precise integral new ones, there to
be enhanced and preserved for everyone's existing and future appreciation.
Defending the character and nature of our landscapes and their settlements is a prerequisite for us.

Is landscape really to be effectively isolated? Even such as those stockproof, shelter giving, stone clearing,
grass-earthed field walls of Pembrokeshire placed around outcrops of rock that have left such peaceful
harmonies withstanding millenia. We appreciate their relevance and economics to a hard life,
their contributions made to future generations of looking after the land.
Any erosion of these hard won unified features we know instinctively to be simply destructive. Anything
that visually impairs landscape to the significance of any kind of views should be avoided.
The landscape continues to leave its mark of legacy on us, an article of faith for future generations.
Most landscapes seem to hold for us an association of uniquely profound beneficial assurances.
A landscape though is not fixed, immutable. One reason why we instinctively value it so highly is that it
seems so perilously close to becoming a transient resource yet a work of art constantly changing whilst
possessing that sensitivity we can most hope for.


Indeed landscape has unique qualities in contemplation of a much more settled and measured grace and

pace of life, a link to the natural rythmn of environmental of rural activity. What, for instance, could surpass
the view over
Wordsworth’s cottage at Grasmere, a timeless idyll framed in pastoral summer haze.

We need to think more about landscape.

A landscape is sublime with our setting in it enabling us to contemplate and expand our vision.

Sharing landscape is and should be enjoyable.

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