Natural Spaces

Landscape Character Assessment

Last update: 2021-05-05


Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) is the recognised analytical technique which identifies areas with a distinct composition of inter-related physical, cultural, historical and perceptual characteristics. The first national programme of LCAs was initiated by SNH in the 1990s, and produced 29 reports with relevant local authorities and other organisations. This dataset has been reviewed to take account of intervening technical improvements in website mapping to produce a revised national suite of landscape character types. This is at 1:50,000 scale and has been created in collaboration and consultation with FCS and HES as well as all local authorities.
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Acknowledgment:  Contains SNH information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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