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Landscape Character and Criteria-based Development

In 2004 the Countryside Agency provided funding for three demonstration projects that link Landscape Character Assessment to criteria-based development policies. The links below provide information about each demonstration project.

Criteria-based landscape policies and guidance in Local Development Frameworks: an approach in West Sussex
This project was led by West Sussex County Council and its partners in the Character of West Sussex Partnership. It aimed to translate landscape character into criteria-based policies and guidance from sub-regional to local levels.

Translating landscape character into criteria-based policies in the High Peak
High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council and the Peak District National Park Authority worked with the Countryside Agency to translate the principles of the recently published Derbyshire Landscape Character Assessment into detailed and practical development plan policies, suitable for incorporation within the High Peak Local Development Framework.

Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough: landscape character and planning policy
This project is aimed to show how landscape character can be used to help identify the capacity of the landscape to accommodate new development in the Local Development Framework. It used the methodology to aid the preparation of planning policies and associated guidance.