Determination of value
The following is based on the DETR’s Guidance on the Methodology for Multi-Modal Studies and subsequently modified/extended.
The above could overcome the potential problem of an area being of limited value in a broad context but highly valued by local minority. An area of Low Importance or Quality and Rarity at a district-wide scale might well be regarded as of High Importance and Rarity (possibly irreplaceable) at the local or micro scale. What is required is the exercise of professional common sense, discretion and judgement on the part of the assessor in recognising the potential duality of response.