Havant Borough Council

Community Consultation and Landscape Consultancy

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 and other resources; 2) facilitation of interactive workshops with community groups to explore their local sense of place and visions for future development; 3) production of a consultation report for use by a broad public/professional audience.

Countryscape also contributed to development of the LCA itself: specifically reporting on the biodiversity context of the assessment and describing the biodiversity character of the landscape.

Further to this work, Countryscape also carried out a Strategic Landscape Sensitivity Assessment in accordance with the methodology produced by Hampshire County Council, again concentrating on the biodiversity aspect of the assessment.