Almost the entire landscape area classified by NCC as ‘Notts East Sandlands’ is ‘minerals safeguarded’ and under threat of destruction from sand and gravel extraction.
The site is within the ‘Winthorpe Farms’ sub-area of the East Nottinghamshire Sandlands where the NCC Landscape Policy is “Conserve and Create”.
Coddington is a Mature Landscape Area (MLA) with important and varied tree cover including Mature Parkland facing the site. Landscape elements, including open rural approaches, are central to its Conservation Area.
The site is predominantly Grade 2 and 3a agricultural land (best and most versatile land) and should be restored as such.
There are no industrial sites in the parish - this industrial development would cause much more than a “moderate effect on the landscape' conceded by NCC.