Great weight will be given to the desirability of preserving and enhancing northern Devon’s historic environment by:
(a) conserving the historic dimension of the landscape;
(b) conserving cultural, built, historic and archaeological features of national and local importance and their settings, including those that are not formally designated;
(c) identifying and protecting locally important buildings that contribute to the area’s local character and identity; and
(d) increasing opportunities for access, education and appreciation of all aspects of northern Devon’s historic environment, for all sections of the community.