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Current standing historic structures can still be affected by planning development. For example, a medieval church would likely have stood out on the landscape to emphasise its influence over the community. Such a view can be blocked in the modern day by new structures such as wind turbines. Therefore, as well as determining the affects building projects can have on features beneath the soil, their influence on historic buildings is also crucial. The visual affects of a new structure can be just as damaging as the physical impact it can have upon archaeological features, hence why it is considered so important.