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Countryside

Countryside

We value the Buckinghamshire countryside for its beauty, diversity and tranquillity. We want our countryside to be used and valued by everyone, and for people to be in tune with the environment and aware of their impact on it.

Landscapes

Buckinghamshire is a county filled with beautiful and important landscapes that are hugely valued by local people and provide a home to wildlife. We believe that our diverse landscapes are worth protecting and this is at the heart of all our work.

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Tranquil places

Tranquillity is important for everyone – for our hearts, minds and bodies. Aircraft, cars, roads and building developments are all eroding tranquillity. We've found a way to measure and help protect tranquillity through our maps.

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Dark skies

Enjoying a view of the night sky with many stars is becoming rarer with increasing light pollution from poorly designed lighting. This is particularly the case for South East England, which is the most light polluted area of the country.

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Hedgerows

Hedgerows are hugely important biodiversity reserves and wildlife corridors. To better protect hedgerows we need stronger regulation and more funding to support the work farmers do in maintaining them.

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woodland glade