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The Landscape Character Network (LCN) is an informal network with a dual focus on Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and the European Landscape Convention (ELC). LCA is an important tool for enhancing local distinctiveness and promoting sustainable development. The ELC is the first international agreement on landscape, devoted to the protection, management and planning of all landscapes in Europe. The network is open to anyone with an interest in landscape.

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LCN News 37 - Autumn 2010

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The special qualities of the National Scenic Areas of Scotland; The soundscape and the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia; How might future landscape ecology help avert common tragedy?; Minister to present awards at first UK Landscape Conference; Regional winners of UK Landscape Award announced; Celebrating the European Landscape Convention; Living Landscape: The European Landscape Convention in research perspective; CIVILSCAPE meet in Florence; Protecting Europe’s cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage; Urban Landscape Matters - North West workshop; RSPB Futurescapes programme; Engaging local communities in climate change adaptation and green infrastructure; ‘Landscape Approach’ at core of West African planning; England’s hedgerows: don’t cut them out!; Areas of Outstanding Urban Beauty.

Database of Landscape Character Assessments in England

Database of Landscape Character Assessments in England

The Database of Landscape Character Assessments in England is the most complete available resource describing the details, methodology and applications of Landscape Character Assessments (LCAs) across England.

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Featured LCA

Hambleton & Howardian Hills Landscape Partnership Area - Landscape Character Assessment
Published 2007

ELC Presentation Materials

ELC Presentation Materials

This page provides links to presentation materials which can be used to raise awareness and understanding of the European Landscape Convention.

The 'MakiMaking a reality of the ELCng a reality of the ELC' diagram can be used as a presentation slide or in print publications and has been developed using the concepts by Michael Dower and Adrian Phillips.

 

LCN Workshop

Practical Approaches to Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity

15th October 2009, Brunel's Old Station, Bristol.

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Landscape Character and Planning

This page contains links to useful resources relating to the application of Landscape Character Assessment in planning.more>

Landscape Character and Criteria-based Development

This page contains links to useful resources relating to three demonstration projects that link Landscape Character Assessment to criteria-based development policies.more>

Landscape Character and Environmental Stewardship

This page contains links to useful resources relating to the application of Landscape Character Assessment in Defra's Environmental Stewardship scheme.more>

Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity

This page contains links to useful resources relating to the application of LCA in sensitivity and capacity studies.more>

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