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The unique natural beauty of an area can be described in a Landscape Character Assessment, which is then used to inform local and neighbourhood plans.

The unique natural beauty of an area can be described in a Landscape Character Assessment, which is then used to inform other planning policies.

Landscape Character Assessments can help planners and policy makers assess the potential threats to the countryside.

Landscape character assessment is a two-stage process that allows time to understand how a place has become the way it is, to hear what it means to people and to identify unwelcome trends in the way land is used and managed.