Natural England

North West Landscape Character Framework

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 townscapes, peri-urban, rural, coastal and seascapes. This work involved facilitating consultation events with key stakholders across the region. Countryscape and partners have produced a regional-scale map and database describing variations in landscape character, with links to existing National Character Area maps, or detailed county and local characterisations, as well as connecting the North West with adjoining regions.