Little Ashby Scar, Cumbria Copyright Paul Harris

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.

An updated version of the assessment will be available in 2020.

Link to current document can be found here (opens as a PDF document).