Consultation on the East Midlands Regional Landscape Character Assessment
For the first time, the wide range of information which helps us to understand the distinct and varied landscape of the East Midlands has been drawn together into one over-arching assessment. The East Midlands Regional Landscape Character Assessment will act as a useful reference source for a wide range of stakeholder interests, including spatial planning and land management.
On Monday, 2nd November, the East Midlands Regional Landscape Character Assessment was officially released for consultation for a period of 6 weeks, until 11th December 2009, and your comments are sought.
Making Landscape Matter: A spatial framework for the
East Midlands *** Free event ***
EVENT FULLY BOOKED
The European Landscape Convention, the first international convention to focus specifically on landscape, became binding in the UK in 2007. Natural England is leading the implementation of the ELC in England, however, it is important for all organisations to consider how their own strategies will impact on the landscape and seascape in order to play a part in helping to implement the Convention's aims and objectives.
The Regional Landscape Partnership is hosting a regional seminar based around the theme of landscape as a spatial framework to promote the work which has been recently undertaken in the region.
You are invited to this free, invitation only event to be held at:
British Geological Survey offices, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire on the 23rd November 2009.
Lunch will be provided. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Please see below for a link to the consultation document that is directly linked to this seminar.
* Building on the recommendations made in the scoping study, Natural England, with the help of the newly established Regional Landscape Partnership, commissioned a project to carry out the first region-wide landscape character assessment of the East Midlands, extended to cover the full extent of the Peak District National Park, the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offshore areas up to 15km from the coastline.
The East Midlands Landscape Partnership would welcome your comments on the report and the proposed character types. The EMRLCA has been divided into a set of PDF documents that correspond with each of the main sections of the report and the accompanying Figures. These can be viewed or downloaded from the Natural England East Midlands website.
The Consultation response form is available on the website as a Word document that you can download and add your responses to. You can comment on all, or just a small part of the EMRLCA by completing one, or several sections of the Consultation Form.
You do not need to be a landscape specialist to use or comment on this document. It is hoped the EMRLCA will be used by a wide range of stakeholders and consequently comments from a broad range of potential users would be welcomed. Please take time to send us your views, whether brief or detailed as they are very important to us. It would be especially useful if you could study the 'patch' of landscape you are most familiar with and let us know whether you think we correctly assessed its key characteristics and defined its boundaries. If you know of anyone else who may be interested in this document or wish to comment please forward this link to them.