chapter  14
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Construction in Flat, Open Country

Chapter 13 concerned attractive country, much – but not all – of which is mountainous and much of which is devoted to human leisure. This chapter concerns flat or only gently undulating country, much – but not all – of which is scenically dull and much of which is put to economic use. Attention here is directed at inhabited but mainly rural land. It is generally productive, especially through agriculture, and has numerous settlements and networks of roads or waterways. Section 14.1 describes the uses of such land. Section 14.2 concerns the effects of construction on geologically stable ground, while Section 14.3 deals with river plains where the land surface is less stable and where engineering works may influence the effects of floods. Section 14.4 discusses how rural scenery may be visually enhanced by appropriate construction.