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. Producing a simplified and updated version of the Landscape Character Assessment was completed early in 2020, with it also being one of the objectives agreed by the Authority and a wide range of local partner organisations in the National Park Management Plan 2019-24.
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- Updated Landscape Character Assessment Overview Report for 2020.
- 01 Eden Valley Fringe
- 02 Orton Fells
- 03 Howgill Fells
- 04 Lune Valley
- 05 Garsdale and Rawthey Valley
- 06 Dentdale
- 07 Middleton and Barbon Fells and SW Fell Fringes
- 08 Mallerstang
- 09 North Gritstone Uplands
- 10 Yoredale Uplands
- 11 Great Scar Limestone Uplands
- 12 Chapel-le-Dale
- 13 Ribblesdale
- 14 Malhamdale
- 15 Upper Aire Valleys
- 16 Wharfedale
- 17 SE Gritstone Uplands
- 18 Wensleydale
- 19 Swaledale and Arkengarthdale