Projects tagged with Landscape Character Assessment

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, 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...

The Countryside Agency

  • 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...

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...

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...

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...