Natural Spaces

Landscape Character Assessment

Last update: 2010-01-15


Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) is a recognised analytical technique which identifies areas with a distinct composition of inter-related natural, physical, cultural and historical characteristics. A national programme of LCAs was initiated by SNH in 1994 covering 29 regional studies with local authorities and other organisations. The assessments are published as a series of 29 reports in the SNH Review Series. These reports should be used in conjunction with the GIS LCA data.
The GIS LCA data comprises 25 LCA areas relating to the initial 29 LCA's in the review series, the difference being an amalgamation of certain, smaller studies into adjacent and overlapping study areas.
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Acknowledgment:  Contains SNH information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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