Projects tagged with Landscape & Place-Making

Forest of Bowland AONB

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Sense of Place Toolkit and Workshops

    Countryscape worked with the Forest of Bowland AONB to develop a ‘Sense of Place Toolkit’ for local businesses. The aim of the toolkit is to help businesses understand the special qualities of the AONB and to use these qualities in order to develop and promote their own product – as...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Management Plan

    Countryscape carried out a statutory review and update of the AONB management plan for the period 2009-2014, undertaken in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates. This work involved:

    • Design and facilitation of 11 workshops with local residents, community groups,...

Natural England

  • Natural England - Countryside Quality Counts

    Countryside Quality Counts (CQC) was a project to develop a national indicator of how the countryside is changing. It was funded by Natural England (and its predecessor agencies), in partnership with Defra and English Heritage. Countryscape was responsible for the...

  • Natural England - Landscape Character Network

    Countryscape facilitated the Landscape Character Network (LCN) (formerly known as the Countryside Character Network) between 2002 and 2011. Countryscape was re-appointed following competitive tendering in 2005 and 2007. In 2011 the Landscape Character Network website was partly...

  • Natural England - Lakes to Dales Landscape Designation Project

    In 2009, Natural England put forward proposals to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Countryscape led a major public consultation over the proposals during 2009/2010, working in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates and Pathways Consultancy.

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  • Natural England - West Midlands Regional Landscape Advocacy

    Countryscape worked with Natural England, Staffordshire County Council and the West Midlands Landscape Partnership to raise awareness of landscape and the European Landscape Convention. This work included the testing of landscape characterisation methodology, production of a landscape...

  • Natural England, with support from 4NW, contracted Countryscape to develop the North West Landscape Character Framework in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates, Steven Warnock and The University of Manchester.

    The framework includes all landscapes in the region, including...

West Pennine Moors

  • West Pennine Moors Partnership - West Pennine Moors Management Plan

    The West Pennine Moors is an area of ninety square miles of open countryside in Lancashire, comprising a patchwork of moorland, reservoirs, wooded cloughs and historic villages. The area contains a rich variety of natural and cultural heritage which is highly accessible to the...

Sefton Coast Partnership Working Group

  • Sefton Coast Partnership Working Group - Landscape Strategy & Consultation

    Countryscape was contracted to carry out landscape consultancy work in support of the Sefton Coast partnership. This involved developing and facilitating a series of community workshops, where local people were encouraged to think creatively about their landscape and share ideas for...

The Countryside Agency

  • Countryscape provided Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and technical consultancy to Alison Farmer Associates, who gave evidence to support The Countryside Agency's involvement in the Whinash Windfarm public inquiry in 2005 (the largest proposed development of its type in Europe...

  • Countryscape produced an online database of Landscape Character Assessments in England, working in partnership with Diacono Associates and the University of Sheffield. The website features an interactive map, providing links to locally held information. This was the first time that...

  • Countryscape co-ordinated and edited a series of Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) Topic Papers, designed to support the LCA Guidance for England and Scotland (published in 2002 by The Countryside Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage). This work involved collating input and comments...

Countryside Council for Wales

  • Countryscape, in partnership with the University of Reading, developed a Geographical Information Systems (GIS)-based model for targeting habitat restoration and re-creation at the local scale. Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) was used to map landscape types across the whole of...

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

  • Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) - Landscape Character Workshops

    Countryscape was contracted by the Living Landscapes Project (University of Reading) to help facilitate a series of community workshops in Shropshire and Hampshire, as part of the CPRE Outreach Programme - a pilot project, aiming to engage local people in Landscape Character Assessment...

Friends of the Lake District

  • Friends of the Lake District (FLD) is a landscape charity covering Cumbria. Countryscape, in association with Alison Farmer Associates, ran a three-day Landscape Character Assessment training programme for FLD. The training provided a general introduction to the practices and...

Groundwork

  • Between February and June 2003, Countryscape was contracted to Groundwork as part of the Irk Valley Project - a partnership between Groundwork, Manchester City Council, NGOs, residents' associations and local businesses, working with the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology (...

Hampshire County Council

  • Hampshire County Council, in conjunction with West Berkshire Council, have published a methodology for assessing inherent landscape sensitivity at a strategic level. The methodology, published in 2006, aims to respond to PPG1 and PPS7, which place emphasis on land use planning...

Havant Borough Council

  • Countryscape designed and managed a consultation programme to engage local community groups in the Havant Borough Landscape Character Assessment (LCA). This work involved a three stage process: 1) development of a postal ‘Consultation Pack’ containing clearly worded instructions, maps...

Herefordshire Council

  • A three-year contract to extend the Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) database of the county and record ecological/habitat information required by the Herefordshire Lifescapes project (funded by Herefordshire Council, English Nature and the LEADER+ scheme). The data gathered by...

Wyre Borough Council

  • Wyre Borough Council - Great Wyre Jigsaw Project

    The Great Wyre Jigsaw Project took place during summer 2006 and was part of a wider plan for delivering better public services across Wyre, Lancashire. The aim of the project was to find out how local people feel about living in the borough. Over 2000 people took part in a public...

Test Valley Borough Council

  • Countryscape developed both a draft summary of the Test Valley Landscape Character Assessment (for use in consultation with local stakeholders), as well as the final version of the report, produced in four separate volumes.

    Our creative team was responsible for the graphic...

High Peak Borough Council

  • High Peak Borough Council - Landscape Character Supplementary Planning Document

    Countryscape worked with the Planning Co-operative on a Countryside Agency Demonstration Project, which aimed to translate the principles of the Derbyshire Landscape Character Assessment into criteria-based policies, forming a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The project was...

Tamar Valley AONB

  • Tamar Valley AONB - Sense of Place Strategy

    Countryscape developed a Sense of Place Strategy for the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB): a protected landscape in the southwest of England, famous for its industrial heritage (for which it was awarded World Heritage Status in 2006).

    The aim of the...

Oldham Council

  • Oldham Council - Crompton Moor Consultation

    Countryscape produced a range of communication materials in support of the Crompton Moor consultation project (2009), which sought to determine public opinion on the recreational use and future safeguarding of this important moorland landscape. The consultation itself was carried out...

Scottish Natural Heritage

  • Scottish Natural Heritage - Talking About Our Place

    Countryscape has produced a toolkit on behalf of Scottish Natural Heritage to encourage communities to get involved in the future of their landscape. The toolkit - called 'Talking About Our Place' - is fully self-led and designed to be used by community groups without the involvement...