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Landscape Character Assessment

Although not a policy or strategy, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Landscape Character Assessment was published in 2002 with the aim of recording the character of the landscape in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in an objective, value free way. The intention was that it could be developed into landscape strategies and guidelines, or used to guide planning policy or inform development control decisions.

Click on the links below to download the individual sections as PDF documents.

Contents and executive summary

Part one: Landscape Character Assessment

Figure 1: The study area

Figure 2: Regional LCAs

Figure 3: Character assessments undertaken by neighbouring authorities

Figure 4: Character areas boundary map

Dales and dales fringe character areas

Upland character areas

Part two: Quality of life capital assessment

  • Quality of life capital assessment

  • Figure 5
    Quality of life assessment of landscape elements: Why do they matter?

  • Figure 6
    Quality of life assessment of Park-wide landscape elements: Benefits

  • Figure 7
    Contribution made by landscape elements to landscape character: Dales and dales fringe character areas

  • Figure 8
    Contribution made by landscape elements to landscape character: Upland character areas

Bibliography

Acknowledgements

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