This page contains links to useful resources relating to the application of Landscape Character Assessment in planning.
Review of Local Landscape Designations: (453kb)
This research report, prepared for the Countryside Agency by Chris Blandford Associates, reviews the status of local landscape designations across England. (July 2006)
Landscape Indicators for Strategic Environmental Assessment of LTPs - issues to consider: (81kb)
This discussion paper, prepared for the Countryside Agency by Land Use Consultants, discusses the development and application of landscape indicators in SEAs of Local Transport Plans.
This page contains text summarising references to landscape character in Government Planning Policy Statements, and links to the relevant documents.
In 2004 the Countryside Agency provided funding for three demonstration projects that link Landscape Character Assessment to criteria-based development policies.
'Towards a New Vernacular' is a Countryside Agency document aimed at promoting high quality and sustainable new development in the countryside.